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Born in Flames1983

  • 4.2
The movie that rocked the foundations of the early Indie film world, this provocative, thrilling and still-relevant classic is a fantasy of female rebellion set in America ten years after the Second American Revolution. When Adelaide Norris, the black radical founder of the Woman’s Army, is mysteriously killed, a diverse coalition of women (across all lines of race, class and sexual preference) emerges to blow the System apart.

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Never before saw a film that combined and defined the narrative and ideologies of race, class, and gender. So many of the themes of this film mirror what we are facing today. Fantastic film!!!!!!

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Never before saw a film that combined and defined the narrative and ideologies of race, class, and gender. So many of the themes of this film mirror what we are facing today. Fantastic film!!!!!!

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Congratulations on Lizzie Borden for creating a film that is so prescient and so contemporary 30 years later. I think this film is extremely relevant and a must see to help us frame where we are at today . This film is still innovative to watch and the low budget limitations made it stylish and artful (and funny!). I loved the ideas and plan to look for Working Girls to watch again, another Borden film, which I saw it when it first came out. I've read that Ms. Borden encountered difficulties with funding and censorship throughout her career and was not able to be as productive as she may have wanted to, but I believe this film is a template and hopefully an inspiration for other young female film makers to build upon.