Born In Flames

Born In Flames

Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening




Not Rated

About the Film:

The Little is proud to screen a 35mm print preserved by Anthology Film Archives with restoration funding
from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation.

This 1983 documentary-style feminist science fiction film by Lizzie Borden that explores racism, classism, sexism and heterosexism in an alternative United States socialist democracy.  The plot concerns two feminist groups in New York City, each voicing their concerns to the public by pirate radio. One group, led by an outspoken white lesbian, Isabel (Adele Bertei), operates "Radio Ragazza". The other group, led by a soft-spoken African-American, Honey (Honey), operates "Phoenix Radio." The local community is stimulated into action after a world-traveling political activist, Adelaide Norris (Jean Satterfield), is arrested upon arriving at a New York City airport, and suspiciously dies while in police custody.

Community Partner: ImageOut & WAYO

Discussion in person with director Lizzie Borden after show. WAYO's Shermeeka Mason will moderate the conversation.

Bio: Shermeeka Mason is a published Sci-Fi author who runs and writes for Black Girl with Glasses, a blog dedicated to discussions around black culture and politics. She also hosts a weekly show on WAYO 104.3 FM called The Bonfire Talks, a discussion show featuring talk about everything from politics to fan fiction. Listen to past episodes here: and check out her blog here:

Born in Flames (1983), trailer