Art and Activism: A Discussion with Filmmaker Lizzie Borden

Date / Time

March 28, 2024

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join UIC Gender and Women’s Studies; the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts; and the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center for this special event with filmmaker Lizzie Borden.

When: Thursday, March 28, 2-3:30 p.m.

Where: Chicago Justice Gallery, 1344 S. Halsted St., Chicago.

What: Join us for an intimate conversation about art and activism with filmmaker Lizzie Borden, facilitated by Freda Fair, assistant professor of gender and women’s studies, and featuring gender and women’s studies undergraduate students Baeyoung Yoo and Parisa Gharavi; PhD student in history and gender and women’s studies graduate student concentrator Liliana Macias; and museum and exhibition studies graduate students Akaelah Flotho and Inma Rivas Abreu.

Who: 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 U.S. 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.

Access Information: The Chicago Justice Gallery is ADA-accessible with gender-neutral bathrooms.

Transportation: The Chicago Justice Gallery is located at 1344 S. Halsted St., about 1.5 blocks south of the Roosevelt and Halsted intersection. It is near the Blue line UIC-Halsted stop, Roosevelt (#12) bus, and Harrison (#8) bus. View public transit directions. Paid street parking is available on Halsted. Paid parking also is available in the Halsted/Taylor Parking Structure, 760 W. Taylor St.

Questions: Please contact with questions or concerns.

Screenings and discussions of “Born in Flames,” “Regrouping,” and “Working Girls” with Lizzie Borden also take place at the Gene Siskel Film Center on March 28-29. UIC students receive free admission with their student ID. 

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