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Film Screening of "Born in Flames" (1983) by Lizzie Borden with filmmaker in attendance

March 26, 2017
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
The Little Theatre, 240 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604

As part of the Women's History Film Series, sponsored by Humanities New York Action Grant and co-presented by The Little Theatre, WXXI, and the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.

Lizzie Borden's legendary feminist science-fiction film will be sreened in 35mm with a gorgeous recently preserved print 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. It will be introduced by Barbara LeSavoy, Director of Gender and Women's Studies at the College of Brockport and a discussion will follow the screening with with:

• Filmmaker, Lizzie Borden
• Almudena Escobar Lopez, PhD student from the Visual and Cultural Studies Program at the University of Rochester.
• Shermeeka Mason, Science Fiction Author, Creator of Black Girl with Glasses (Black culture and politics blog), and Programmer at WAYO 104.3 FM.

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