Self-taught director, feminist and queer cinema pioneer Lizzie Borden makes films rife with tales of confrontation that defy the logics of the established order and use cinematography as a tool of political action, with plenty of room for formal experimentation.
Lizzie Borden's work moves in the interstices between outsider, underground and indie film, functioning as a mechanism capable of counteracting the dominant narratives of the commercial silver screen. Three movies, all written and directed by Borden, stand out in her filmography: the rarely shown Regrouping (1976), a feminist film that translates the rallying cry "the personal is political" into images; Born in Flames (1983), a work in the hybrid genre of radical-Afrofuturist-feminist sci-fi vérité; and the documentary Working Girls (1987).
Lizzie Borden will be with us on 14 and 15 February.
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07 and 22 FebruaryFilms, Screenings "Working Girls" by Lizzie Borden
This film documents the reality of prostitution, stripped of its mythical aura, as practised by three (…)
08 and 15 FebruaryFilms, Screenings "Born in Flames" by Lizzie Borden
Described as "feminist Afrofuturist science fiction" by Sophie Mayer, Born in Flames is an all-out (…)
14 and 21 FebruaryFilms, Screenings "Regrouping" by Lizzie Borden
An experimental documentary shot in a style close to cinéma vérité that explores the dynamics in a (…)