Born in Flames

Part of Queens Drive-In
Saturday, September 5, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Queens Drive-In, on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona, New York 11368

Dir. Lizzie Borden. US, 1983, 79 mins. Set in a near future landscape that looks a lot like downtown New York in the late ’70s and early ’80s, Born in Flames is a landmark of American independent cinema and a groundbreaking, exhilarating work of feminist agitprop. In Lizzie Borden’s ragged but visionary portrait of a rising insurgency against an incumbent oppressive political regime, two opposing all-female groups come together to form a true Women’s Army. Prescient in its depiction of the movement towards an environment of racial, sexual, and queer diversity, Born in Flames is a brave and brilliant cinematic experiment in social progress. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with restoration funding by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation. Laboratory services by Video and Film Solutions and Audio Mechanics. Presented as part of the MoMI series See It Big! The Future Is Now.

Preceded by Women’s Work

Deborah Harry Does Not Like Interview 
Dir. Meghan Fredrich. US, 17 mins. Blondie’s Debbie Harry endures years of superficial, tedious, and demeaning questions from journalists until she devises a brilliant way to turn interviews on their head.

Fascist Love
Dirs. Stefa Marin Alarcon, Cristobal Guerra. US, 3 mins. A politically charged music video performed by STEFA*, who questions whether love is possible under an authoritarian regime.

Fucked Like A Star
Dir. Stefani Saintonge. Haiti, US, 8 mins. A poetic meditation on women's work and the dreamlife of ants set to the words of Toni Morrison.

Laying Out
Dir. Joanna Arnow. US, 5 mins. An absurd comedy about a woman who examines her relationship with a man she has just started seeing in depth, and begins to explore her own misogyny, fantasies about having a penis, and hatred for traditional gender roles.

Stunting Cunts
Dir. Gina Kamentsky. US, 3 mins. Go ahead and torture yourself, if that’s what you want.

The Vibrant Village
Dir. Weronika Jurkiewicz. Poland, Hungary, 7 mins. In a quiet Hungarian village, men gather to swill beer at the bar. Meanwhile, the women are busy at work, contributing their time to the mass production of sexual satisfaction.

Yes I Rode Here
Dir. Rachel Brown. US, 10 mins. Six women gear up to bike the snowy streets of New York City and explain why cycling in inclement weather is worth the risk.

Tickets: Starting at $35 per car (up to 5 passengers per car). Members of the presenting organizations will receive a 15% discount. Order tickets online. Learn more about membership and join here. Doors will open each night around 7:30 p.m., events will begin at 8:30 p.m. and end by 11:00 p.m.

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