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Memories of the Revolution

Regrouping (Photo courtesy of UCLA)

Lizzie Borden is back. The pioneering writer-director of punk sci-fi feminist classic Born In Flames (1983) and its Sundance-prized follow-up Working Girls (1986) has been enjoying a long-overdue return to the spotlight this year, with revivals of her pioneering provocations on both sides of the Atlantic. “The free, ardent, spontaneous creativity of Born In Flames,” proclaimed Richard Brody in the New Yorker, “emerges as an indispensable mode of radical change — one that many contemporary filmmakers with political intentions have yet to assimilate.” Born Linda Elizabeth Borden in Detroit, Borden opted at the age of 11 to honor Massachusetts’ most […]

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