Queer Feminisms on Film: Born in Flames @ Richard Hoggarth Building, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London [22 March]

Queer Feminisms on Film: Born in Flames

18:00 - 20:30

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Richard Hoggarth Building, Goldsmiths College, University of London
SE14 6 London, United Kingdom
We would like to invite you for a special film series on Black and Brown queer and feminist films highlighting the stories of women, trans and non binary people. This is the third of 6 screenings that feature selected films and documentaries with introductions by artists, writers and activists.

Screening are free and no booking is required.

Please join us for our screening of Lizzie Borden's Born in Flames on Wednesday 22nd March at 6:00pm. The Screening will be introduced by filmmaker Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor.

Richard Hoggart Building, room 221
Please arrive at 6PM for a 6:15 start!

Born in Flames (1983), 90 minutes
Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of many progressive groups — minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists — are ostensibly dealt with by the government, and yet there are still problems with jobs, with gender issues, with governmental preference and violence. In New York City, in this future time, a group of women decide to organize and mobilize, to take the revolution farther than any man — and many women — ever imagined in their lifetimes.

Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor studied MA in Creative Writing in Films, Plays and TV at City University. She has gone on to produce projects ranging from corporate, commercials to features, including clients such as British Airways and Apple.

Her latest feature film, White Colour Black, premiered at the BFI London Film Festival 2016 and was short listed for the IWC Filmmakers Grant Award. It will also premiere at the first Johannesburg Film Festival where it is in competition for Best Film and Best Director.

Upcoming screenings include:

6:00pm Wed 26 April: Pariah (2011, 86min)
6:00pm Wed 10 May: Still Black (2008, 78min) & Difficult Love (2010, 48min)
6:00pm Wed 24 May: A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde (1995, 90min)

This film series is curated by Chandra Frank and Ama Josephine Budge, and hosted by the Centre for Feminist Research.
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