Born in Flames (1983, 90 mins, US) is a documentary-style feminist science fiction film directed by Lizzie Borden. Set in a futuristic New York where unemployment is rife and a socialist government has gained power, a group of women decides to organise and rebel using pirate radio as their medium. The feature film won the 1983 Reader Jury prize at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Grand Prix at the Créteil International Women's Film Festival.
Barbara McCullough’s Water Ritual #1: An Urban Rite of Purification (1979, 6 mins, US) is a landmark Black feminist work. Collaborating with performer Yolanda Vidato, McCullough presents a woman’s attempt to cleanse herself and her blighted urban Los Angeles environment through ritual, drawing on African traditions and iconography. As McCullough describes, the film is an attempt to 'extract the magical from the seemingly mundane.'
Legacy Film presents two African-American classics to kick off Wheel n Come Again, an exciting autumn programme of African and Caribbean diaspora film.
Wheel n Come Again Programmer Issey Osman will introduce both films alongside programmer Jacob Engleberg (Eyes Wide Open Cinema).
Audiences will be invited to take part in a post-screening discussion.
Supported by Film Hub South East