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Born in Flames

Released in 1983, Lizzie Borden’s second feature imagines a future socialist United States, where women are still subject to repression and exploitation.

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.

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!

Film Information

Running Time: 1hrs 20mins

BBFC Advice: 15

Director(s): Lizzie Borden

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