BORN IN FLAMES
MQ Hof 8
USA 1983, 80 min., Fiction, OF Engl.
Director: Lizzie Borden
with Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield, Florynce Kennedy, Kathryn Bigelow
Director & Skript & Editor & Production: Lizzie Borden
DOP: Ed Bowes, Al Santana
Music: Ibis, Red Krayola
New York, in the near future, ten years after the Social Democratic War of Liberation. When Adelaide Norris, black revolutionary and founder of the Women's Army, dies in police custody, an intersectional alliance of women emerges to tear the system apart.
A revolution after the revolution occures to tackle inequalities, (hetero-)sexism and racism. Between fake talk shows, news programs, documentary material and surveillance videos, an urgent, revolutionary, futuristic vision of a post-revolutionary USA emerges. A guerrilla film is documenting the organization and mobilization in the underground and turning the speculative into a radical and political weapon.
Lizzie Borden was born in Detroit, USA in 1958. After studying art at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, she moved to New York and became to be known for the films BORN IN FLAMES and WORKING GIRLS. The main theme in her work is, among many other things, the complexity of female sexuality.
Curated by Andrea Maria Popelka and Djamila Grandits
Andrea Maria Popelka and Djamila Grandits are friends and curators based in Vienna and Berlin. For this year's edition of frameout open air cinema they have assembled a series of three films about revolutionary struggles, speculative methods and fabulous protagonists.