Combative, entropic, mesmerizing.Melissa Anderson, 4Columns
Kathryn Bigelow, Joan Jonas, Barbara Kruger, Marion Cajori, Ariel Bock, Nancy Holt , Pat Stier, Glenda Hydler, Kathleen Mooney,
The radical impulse behind Lizzie Borden’s first film was the desire to make a collaborative self-portrait of and with a newly formed collective of feminist artists. As the collective unravels, Borden weaves together the voices and images of the women and others with whom she continues the conversation, questioning her process as she goes. “Regrouping was shot gradually over several months, on black-and-white 16mm film, presenting a combination of next-level consciousness-raising conversations and rituals, observations, and fragmented narratives of feminist New York lives. Regrouping’s exhilarating density of image, sound, idea, and incitement remains unequaled” (So Mayer, Criterion).