Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden (born 3 February 1958, Detroit, Michigan) is an American filmmaker. Originally named Linda Elizabeth Borden, she took on the name of the American folklore figure Lizzie Borden in the early 1970s. Borden is known for the film Born in Flames (1983), which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and won several awards, concerning the racial, class, and political conflicts in a future United States socialist democracy. It is distributed by First Run Features and was named one of "The Most Important 50 Independent Films" by Filmmaker Magazine. It has been studied in numerous feminist texts. Borden also wrote, directed, and produced a successful yet highly controversial independent fiction film Working Girls in 1986, depicting the working lives of prostitutes. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Director's Fortnight, won best Feature at the Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by Miramax. Her next film, the only one not based on an original script, was Love Crimes (1992). It starred Sean Young and Patrick Bergin, and was subjected to much studio interference.

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