Regrouping (Director Lizzie Borden in person!)
dir. Lizzie Borden, US, 1976, 16mm, b/w, 74 mins.
Well before her landmark independent feature Born In Flames (1983), filmmaker Lizzie Borden undertook this seldom-seen experimental documentary about a women's group, formed to offer solidarity among women exclusively. The film's exquisitely layered images and soundtrack echo the group's torrent of political, artistic and romantic fusions, then its dissolution, as members first welcome Borden, then harshly critique her process and intentions. A fascinating chronicle of a heady moment in feminist and lesbian history, Regrouping astutely captures the clash of ideals and lived experience.
Co-presented with Cinema Studies Department and the Gender & Sexuality Studies Reading Group at the University of Pennsylvania