|Born in Flames
A film by Lizzie Borden
80 minutes, fiction, color, English, 1983
The movie that rocked the foundations of the early Indie film world, this provocative, thrilling and still-relevant classic is a comic fantasy of female rebellion set in America ten years after the Second American Revolution. When Adelaide Norris, the black radical founder of the Woman’s Army, is mysteriously killed, a diverse coalition of women - across all lines of race, class, and sexual preference - emerges to blow the System apart.
Featuring early cameos by Kathryn Bigelow and Eric Bogosian.
"Funny, gutsy, inspiring!" - MS. Magazine
"By turns humorous, satirical and deadly earnest. A still-potent artifact of political commitment." - LA Weekly
"A funny, futuristic, feminist sci-fi drama...far more sophisticated than mere propaganda." - Los Angeles Herald Examiner
"A radical feminist wonder!" - Variety
"Part Sci-Fi Fantasy, Part Feminist Adventure Story!" - Philadelphia Enquirer
"Thrilling, explosive… still potent after all these years." - Paper Magazine
Read the interview with Lizzie Borden on ieweekly.com
Buy the poster from Posteritati
● Interview with the Director