[act-ma] 6/20: Born In Flames

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Born in Flames
Free Screening

Wednesday, June 20

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. *Born in Flames* is a 1983
documentary-style feminist science
fiction film by Lizzie Borden that explores racism,
classim, sexism, and
heterosexism in an alternative United States Socialist

1983. 80 min.

Radical Film Night at the Lucy Parsons Center
Every Wednesday night at 7pm
Always Free

Upcoming Films:

27 June - Devils Don't Dream! 

The story of Jacobo Arbenz, Guatemalan President
ousted by a CIA coup. Arbenz
had led the successful 1944 revolt against the
military dictatorship, a
regime that had oppressed Guatemala since colonialism.
Arbenz, the son of
Swiss immigrants, was celebrated as a national hero.
Elected President in
1950, Arbenz was not a member of any party - he didn't
issue any manifestos.
But he began to fulfill his promises - farmers got
their own land. "The
first act of justice since colonial times," said

In the early 1950s, with the Cold War intensifying,
then Vice President
Richard Nixon said, "Arbenz is not a Guatemalan
President." Nixon called him
"a foreigner, manipulated by foreign powers." The
young President of
Guatemala was soon overthrown, declared a traitor, and
chased out of the
country. In Spanish with English subtitles.
4 July - Fade to Black? Battleship Potemkin? Charlie
Chaplin? Hearts and

11 July - Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars 
This award winning film chronicles the life of Sierra
Leone's Refugee All
Stars, a group of six Sierra Leonean musicians who
come together to form a
band while living as refugees in the Republic of
Guinea. Forced from their
homes in Sierra Leone, the members of the band
represent the thousands of
untold stories that exist amongst the survivors of the
Sierra Leonean civil

18 July - B.I.K.E. 
Driven by anti-materialism and a belief that the
impending apocalypse will
render cars useless and leave bicycles in power, Black
Label Bike Club
(BLBC) battles mainstream consumer culture and rival
gangs for its vision of
a better tomorrow. Pulling threads from Critical Mass
and the wider bike
counterculture, B.I.K.E. explores such themes as
radical politics, personal
artistic vision, global responsibility, relationships,
group formation, and
perhaps most prominently, pain and love.

25 July - Judith Butler: Philosophical Encounters of
the Third Kind 
Author of the best-seller *Gender Trouble: Feminism
and the Subversion of
Identity*, Judith Butler is one of the world's most
important and
influential contemporary thinkers in fields such as
continental philosophy,
literary theory, feminist and queer theory, and
cultural politics. JUDITH
BUTLER: Philosophical Encounters of the Third Kind is
an up-close and
personal encounter with this educator and author. The
film features
interviews with Butler - including reminiscences of
her formative childhood
years, illustrated by family home movies, as a
"problem child"-shows her in
classroom sessions in Berkeley and Paris, at public
speaking engagements,
and in discussion with Gender Studies professor
Isabell Lorey. 

Questions-Comments about the film series, contact:

Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Avenue
Boston's South End
Telephone: 617.267.6272
Email: lucyparsons at tao.ca
Web: http://www.lucyparsons.org

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