Monday, September 30

Special Events Archive

Strictly Brohibited: Born in Flames

PRESENTED BY STRICTLY BROHIBITED

1983 • dir Lizzie Borden w/Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield, Florynce Kennedy • 79 min • Digital

The movie that rocked the foundations of the early Indie film world, this provocative, thrilling classic is a fantasy of female rebellion set in America ten years after a social democratic cultural revolution. When Adelaide Norris, 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.

Newly restored for its 35th anniversary, Born in Flames is even more relevant in today’s political climate. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with restoration funding from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation.

Tonight’s screening is presented by Strictly Brohibited and will be followed by a conversation about the film. Strictly Brohibited is a Boston-area screening series that encourages women and genderqueer movie lovers to engage with film both on the screen and behind the camera. In an effort to foster a supportive community, Strictly Brohibited regularly hosts screenings and discussions held without male-identified audience members. For this special screening, however, everyone is invited – though during the discussion to follow preference will be given to questions and comments from female and female-identifying guests.

“Borden’s exhilarating collage-like story stages news reports, documentary sequences, and surveillance footage alongside tough action scenes and musical numbers; her violent vision is both ideologically complex and chilling.”
– Richard Brody, New Yorker

“Borden charts the explosive coming together of the women as they forge their own liberation, handling her story with audacity and making even the driest argument crackle with humour, while the more poignant moments burn with a fierce white heat.”
– Frances Dickinson, Time Out

Ticket Information:

Click a showtime to purchase tickets:

Monday 9/30
at 8:30 PM

Interested in other titles in this program? Click here for more info…

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats in advance [instructions]. Regular & Dual Members may redeem passes at the box office pending availability.