Eye to Eye with Lizzie Borden

Detroit-based painter Lizzie Borden discovered alternative approaches to cinema in the early 1970s, making her self-taught debut with the (long considered lost) women’s group film essay Regrouping (1976). The anarchic future vision Born in Flames (1983) made her an icon of independent feminist cinema. Her subversive prostitution study Working Girls (1986) was followed by a studio debut, the erotic thriller Love Crimes (1992). However, her approach was too radical and the mutilation of the film (and TV compromises) prompted her withdrawal.

During our retrospective Christoph Huber sat down with Borden in our offices. He asked about her approach and her films and we are very happy to share this conversation with you.

Eye to Eye with Lizzie Borden from Österreichisches Filmmuseum on Vimeo.