Cinenova is a non-profit organisation dedicated to distributing feminist films and videos. Formed in 1991 from the merger of two feminist distributors, Circles and Cinema of Women, Cinenova provides the means to discover and watch experimental films, narrative feature films, artists film and video, documentary and educational videos. They are teaming up with Scalarama for the first time to present the new digital restoration of a feminist classic, Lizzie Borden’s ever relevant science fiction Born in Flames.
Born in Flames
Lizzie Borden’s groundbreaking feminist science fiction film imagines a near-future socialist United States, where women are still subject to repression and exploitation. A radical guerrilla group called the Women’s Army sets about to crush the patriarchal system and infiltrate the media. Made on a tiny budget and accompanied by a brilliant post-punk soundtrack, the films portrayal of the politics of gender, race & class make the film as relevant now as it was in the 1980s.
Cinenova is proud to be distributing the brand new digital restoration that has been beautifully restored by Anthology Film Archives.
Format available on: Blu-ray
When available to screen from: Now
Terms: £150 hire
How to book: email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, venue and screening date, mentioning that this will be part of Scalarama 2017.
Any logos/publicity requirements:
All printed material and online must feature the following:
Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with restoration funding from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation.
Images must be credited as:
Image courtesy of Anthology Film Archives and Lizzie Borden
Images / trailer / poster available?
images available – email email@example.com
for the link
Why should people book it:
In the current political climate Born in Flames feels more relevant than ever – the film picks apart the classism, racism, and sexism that is still rife today whilst being a call to action for activists everywhere.
Complimentary programming ideas?
Other feminist film classics! (check www.cinenova.org
for ideas) – could accompany discussions with feminist & cultural activists,
DIY film-making workshops, live music, the possibilities are endless!