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Born in Flames

Born in Flames

Born in Flames

1983 / 79min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: LIZZIE BORDEN

CAST: HONEY, ADELE BERTEI, FORYNCE KENNEDY, KATHRYN BIGELOW

A low-budget blend of documentary and sci-fi elements shot in the streets of early ‘80s New York and set in a world populated by diverse feminist street gangs, where an embattled socialist administration struggles to hold onto power and maintain the status quo in the face of a rising tide of revolutionary ardor, while the music of Red Krayola rules the airwaves. “Unruly, unclassifiable… as bracing today as it was back when this country began its inexorable shift to the right.”—Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice

Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with restoration funding from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation.