Directed by Lizzie Borden

Directed by Lizzie Borden

3 Episodes

Revolutionary in both content and form, the films of Lizzie Borden testify to the potential of a politically committed cinema to fight back against prevailing representations of women on-screen. Her first three features—the long-unavailable experimental documentary REGROUPING, the dystopian sci-fi provocation BORN IN FLAMES, and the radically nonjudgmental portrait of a brothel WORKING GIRLS—explore female collectivity across lines of race, class, and sexuality in ways that still feel ahead of their time.

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Directed by Lizzie Borden
  • Regrouping

    Episode 1

    Directed by Lizzie Borden • 1976 • United States
    Starring Kathryn Bigelow, Ariel Bock, Marion Cajori

    While Lizzie Borden’s features BORN IN FAMES and WORKING GIRLS have taken their place as landmarks of feminist cinema, her debut—the fascinating experimental documentary REGROUPING—has gone large...

  • Born in Flames

    Episode 2

    Directed by Lizzie Borden • 1983 • United States
    Starring Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield

    The film that rocked the foundations of the 1980s underground, this postpunk provocation is a DIY fantasia of female rebellion set in America ten years after a social-democratic cultural revolution. W...

  • Working Girls

    Episode 3

    Directed by Lizzie Borden • 1986 • United States
    Starring Louise Smith, Ellen McElduff, Amanda Goodwin

    Sex work is portrayed with radical nonjudgment in Lizzie Borden’s immersive, richly detailed look at the rhythms and rituals of society’s most stigmatized profession. Inspired by the experience...