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WHMFS Screening of: BORN IN FLAMES

Film Series

Sunday, March 26, 2017
6:00 p.m.
The Little Theatre 1

This screening is a part of the Women's History Month Film Series. See full details of the series here.

We are proud to screen a 35mm print preserved by Anthology Film Archives with restoration funding from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation.

This 1983 documentary-style feminist science fiction film by Lizzie Borden that explores racism, classism, sexism and heterosexism in an alternative United States socialist democracy. The plot concerns two feminist groups in New York City, each voicing their concerns to the public by pirate radio. One group, led by an outspoken white lesbian, Isabel (Adele Bertei), operates "Radio Ragazza". The other group, led by a soft-spoken African-American, Honey (Honey), operates "Phoenix Radio." The local community is stimulated into action after a world-traveling political activist, Adelaide Norris (Jean Satterfield), is arrested upon arriving at a New York City airport, and suspiciously dies while in police custody.

This screening is presented with community partners ImageOut and WAYO 104.3 FM

The film will be introduced by 
Barbara LeSavoy, Director of Gender and Women's Studies at the College of Brockport. A discussion will follow the screening with with:

  • Born in Flames Director, Lizzie Borden
  • Almudena Escobar Lopez, PhD student from the Visual and Cultural Studies Program at the University of Rochester, Board member at Girls Rock! Rochester and
  • Shermeeka Mason, Science Fiction Author, Creator of Black Girl with Glasses (blog), and Programmer at WAYO 104.3 FM.