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Mar 28 2024

Art & Activism: A Discussion with Filmmaker Lizzie Borden

March 28, 2024

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Chicago Justice Gallery


1344 S. Halsted St, Select

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Join Gender & Women's Studies (GWS), the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts (CADA), and the Women's Leadership and Resource Center (WLRC) for an intimate conversation about art and activism with filmmaker Lizzie Borden, facilitated by GWS Assistant Professor Freda Fair and featuring GWS undergraduate students Baeyoung Yoo and Parisa Gharavi, PhD student in History and GWS graduate student concentrator Liliana Macias, and Museum and Exhibition Studies (MUSE) graduate students Akaelah Flotho and Inma Rivas Abreu.

Lizzie Borden is a writer, director, editor, and script consultant. Her 1983 film Born in Flames, named one of “The 50 Most Important Independent Films” by Filmmaker Magazine, has been shown at countless festivals and theaters around the world. It has been taught and written about extensively since its 1983 premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. In 2016, when the film was restored by Anthology Film Archives, New Yorker critic Richard Brody called it “a feminist masterpiece.” Borden also wrote, directed, and produced the controversial independent fiction film Working Girls, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Directors’ Fortnight, won a US Dramatic Special Jury Recognition at the Sundance Film Festival, and was restored by the Criterion Collection in 2021. Borden's long-unseen 1976 film Regrouping was restored by Anthology Film Archives in 2023.

Don't miss screenings and discussions of "Born in Flames," "Regrouping," and "Working Girls" with Lizzie Borden at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Thursday, 3/28, and Friday, 3/29. UIC students receive free admission with their student ID. Further details about the film screenings are available at



Gender and Women's Studies

Date posted

Mar 4, 2024

Date updated

Mar 6, 2024