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Born in Flames

Born in Flames (1983)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1983 Wide

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Independent filmmaker, artist, and critic Lizzie Borden made her feature-film debut with this bold fusion of science fiction and feminist politics. In the near future, America is celebrating the tenth anniversary of a socialist revolution that has changed the political fabric of the nation, but some aspects of life have evolved much more than others. As some Americans become disenchanted with the new order, racism and sexism are on the rise, and though the new leaders may talk a good game about

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Lizzie Borden

Jun 13, 2006

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The uninitiated should expect more passion than polish.

April 21, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Situated at an unspecified future (that seems suspiciously like the present), Lizzie Borden's debut is neither a fatnasy nor an allegory, though it has an interesting feminist idea at its center.

May 10, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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set in a future nyc, tho it sure looks like the 80s, the film posits a post-revolutionary socialist society that isn't the great success the government claims. the poor and minorities have seen little change in their situations and feminists, tired of waiting for their turn, get organized. this is the most radical feminist film i've ever seen, with women's groups plotting full-blown terrorist activities, and in fact i'm still a bit blown away that this thing even exists, but i'm so glad it does. it's inspiring to know we once dreamed this big. this is a great example of ultra low budget guerilla filmmaking, admittedly rough but with some really good acting, effective satire and a whole lot of passion. and it's the tea party's worst nightmare
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