You may know her best for directing WORKING GIRLS (1986), but 3 years before that, Lizzie Borden had already made waves with BORN IN FLAMES. We're thrilled to have special guest, Lizzie Borden herself, to introduce this screening.
Presented as part of TIFF's 'Free Screen' programme, here in a brand new *35mm* preservation print, Lizzie Borden's radical feminist masterpiece is as incendiary (and relevant) now as it was at the dawn of the Reaganite '80s.
"Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, BORN IN FLAMES presents a dystopia in which the issues of many progressive groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are ostensibly dealt with by the government, and yet there are still problems with jobs, with gender issues, with governmental preference and violence. In New York City, in this future time, a group of women decide to organize and mobilize, to take the revolution farther than any man - and many women - ever imagined in their lifetimes."
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