Rare Giants is proud to present Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames as part of Festival of Debate.
Described as a ‘documentary-style feminist science fiction’, Lizzie Borden’s iconic film explores racism, classism and sexism with a US socialist democracy as its setting. Recently preserved by Anthology Film Archives with restoration funding by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation, this landmark picture is a key piece of female filmmaking.
Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films 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.
A Skype Q&A with director Lizzie Borden will follow the screening.
Entry to the film is free. Ticket registration is open at bit.ly/borninflamesrg
but in the event of reaching capacity, entry will be on a first come, first served basis.
Born in Flames + director Q&A
Friday 19 May, 6.30pm
The Void, Sheffield Hallam University