Born in Flames (1983, Lizzie Borden)
Energetic, raw and raucous, this documentary-like film depicts a series of encounters that portray the multiplicity and diversity of womanhood. The film showcases the daily harassment, violence, sexism, and oppression that women endure, as well as ways in which they organize to defend each other and fight back.
To read more:
A review from the NYT when the movie came out: http://www.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9D03E3DE1539F933A25752C1A965948260
And a more recent one from the New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/richard-brody/the-political-science-fiction-of-born-in-flames
We plan to make this into a monthly series so please stay tuned for a list of films we will screen in the coming months!