Film Screening and Discussion: Born in Flames (follows the opening reception of openhere)
Facilitator: Sarah Browne→
When: 6.30pm, Thursday 28th
Where: Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin
Following the opening reception of openhere, artist Sarah Browne introduces a screening of the lo-fi feminist film Born In Flames (Lizzie Borden, USA, 1983) – a social science fiction. Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, the film explores the aftermath of this socialist victory largely through the world of competing pirate radio stations and alternative outlets for public broadcast. This is a spectrum of conflict as the successful revolution has not delivered on its promises to various marginalised groups, who are left to fight out spaces of difference and commonality between themselves and try to agree on a mutual path of action. Markedly lacking in technological utopianism, Browne’s interest in the film relates both to its collective and low-budget mode of production as well as its critical and imaginative response to the last moment of major global recession.