Film director Lizzie Borden will appear during a question-and-answer session following a free screening of her 1983 feminist classic Born in Flames on Friday, Nov. 16 at the Northwestern University campus in Evanston.
Shot by Borden in a quasi-documentary style, Born in Flames is set a decade after a fictional "peaceful second American revolution," as the financially-strapped U.S. government encroaches upon the economic autonomy of women and persons of color one too many times. The film incorporates themes of gender, race and labor, as well as LGBT-themed issues, and interrogates the place of violenceand degrees of rebellionin revolutions. Born in Flames further culminates in the depiction of a protest-action that will surely resonate with 21st century audiences. Associate Professor Nick Davis of Northwestern's Department of English will conduct the Q&A.
The screening and discussion take place at Block Cinema, 40 Arts Circle Dr. In Evanston, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16.