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Born in Flames
8.4
/10
3,024 Ratings

BORN IN FLAMES

Directed by Lizzie Borden
United States, 1983
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, LGBTQ+, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

In near-future New York, 10 years after the “social-democratic war of liberation,” diverse groups of women organize a feminist uprising as equality remains unfulfilled.
Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with restoration funding from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association & The Film Foundation

Synopsis

In near-future New York, 10 years after the “social-democratic war of liberation,” diverse groups of women organize a feminist uprising as equality remains unfulfilled.
Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with restoration funding from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association & The Film Foundation

Our take

Lizzie Borden’s incendiary work of feminist provocation and grungy, science-fiction futurism is charged with the energy of revolution. Born in Flames is both a vital time capsule of 1980s pre-gentrification New York and a disruptive, timely film that speaks so clearly to our discordant present.