NYWIFT Co-Presents Born in Flames with NewFest

NYWIFT is proud to co-present the NewFest screening of Born in Flames as part of NewFest’s Queering the Canon Series

Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 7pm ET
Location: Brooklyn Academy of Music | 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

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Enter code NYWIFTQTC to access $5 off individual tix to this and any screening in the series. 

About the Film

An underground feminist landmark of cinema, Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames (1983) is brazenly queer, and unapologetically down to disrupt and dismantle the patriarchy. Set in a near future downtown New York ten years after a socialist revolution, radical feminist factions strategize and debate their own agendas as women’s equality remains unfulfilled. With guerilla style filming and a docu-narrative approach, the pulsing energy of NYC and layered political viewpoints might just have you ready to start your own radical queer biker gang.

In-person tickets include a guest introduction by Jessica Dunn Rovinelli.

About the Series

The film will screen as part of NewFest’s Queering the Canon series.

Rock the foundations of society with this electrifying, decades-spanning series that entertains as it spits in the face of authority.

Playfully rebellious, full of fury, and queer AF–this retrospective collection of rollicking adventures and cult curios includes dynamic dystopias, outcasts reclaiming their space, a revolutionary women collective, and even an imaginative alt-musical about AIDS.

Featuring in-person Q&As with legendary filmmakers Gregg Araki, Silas Howard, and more, the sensationally subversive “Queering the Canon: Totally Radical” is gonna be all the rage.

Learn More

April 7 @ 7:00pm
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm (2h)

BAM Brooklyn
30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217


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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.