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  • Director

    Lizzie Borden

  • Starring

    Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield

  • Certificate


  • Run Time

    80 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin


  • Language

    English, French

  • Format


  • Director of Photography: Ed Bowes, Al Santana

  • Editor: Lizzie Borden

  • Produced by: Lizzie Borden

  • Screenplay by: Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden presents: Born in Flames

Part of the Retrospective: The Future Is History Strand


Released in 1983 and screened at EIFF that year, Borden’s second feature imagines a future socialist United States, where women are still subject to repression and exploitation. A radical guerilla group called the Women’s Army sets about to crush the patriarchal system and infiltrate the media. Filmed in a quasi-documentary style and accompanied by a throbbing soundtrack, the film has an irresistible immediacy that makes it as relevant now as it was in the 1980s. Fight the power!

Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with restoration funding from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation.

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