This movie rocked the foundations of the early indie film world. The provocative, thrilling classic is a fantasy of female rebellion set in America ten years after a social democratic cultural revolution. When Adelaide Norris, the black radical founder of the Woman’s Army, gets mysteriously killed, a diverse coalition of women – across all lines of race, class, and sexual preference – emerges to blow the System apart.
Newly restored in high definition on its 35th anniversary, Born in Flames is even more relevant in today's political climate. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with restoration funding from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation.
The screening is followed by a discussion on queer feminist futures with AnouchK from TransFormations - Trans* Film Festival Berlin.
TransFormations - Trans* Film Festival Berlin is a biennial grassroots, community-focused festival organized by an exclusively Black and PoC trans*, two spirit, gender-non-conforming team. The festival strives to bring together a broad range of films, art works and performances from different geographies and contexts, in order to celebrate the legacies and visions of Black, Indigenous, PoC, poor and working class, disabled folks and migrants within the make-up of queer, trans* and inter pasts, presents and futurities.
In collaboration with TransFormations – Trans* Film Festival Berlin.
AnouchK, non binaire, is one of the 6 members of the TransFormations – Trans* Film Festival Berlin (TFFB) Team. The organizing team of Black & PoC trans*, two spirit, gender non-conforming people wants to make a change by creating and sustaining a space for intersectional films from (but not limited to) the perspectives of Black, Indigenous, PoC folks speaking about or from trans* and/ or gender-variant experiences.