Born in Flames

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Part of Loft Staff Selects, a monthly series showcasing film favorites chosen by our amazing Loft Cinema staff! This month’s Loft Staff Selects film was chosen by Brenda Rodriguez, Assistant Manager & Volunteer Coordinator!

The movie that rocked the foundations of the early indie film world, this provocative, thrilling and still-relevant classic is a comic fantasy of female rebellion set in America ten years after the Second American Revolution.

“Thrilling, explosive … still potent after all these years.” – Paper Magazine

The time is the near future. The place in New York City, a decade after a peaceful revolution has ensured that all men are equal. That’s all MEN, leaving the women to voice their discontent and forge their own liberation. When Adelaide Norris (Jean Satterfield), the black radical founder of the Woman’s Army, is mysteriously killed, a diverse coalition of women – across all lines of race, class, and sexual preference – emerges to blow the System apart. Featuring early cameos by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and writer/actor Eric Bogosian, Born in Flames is a daringly audacious feminist sci-fi classic from acclaimed filmmaker Lizzie Borden (Working Girls, Love Crimes). (Dir. by Lizzie Borden, 1983, USA, 80 mins., Not Rated)