Filmmakers respond to Les Guérillères, Monique Wittig’s 1969 novel—for Oriana, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz sets her film in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, while Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames takes place in New York after a “social-democratic war of liberation.” With shorts by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (Mouth to Mouth) and Vivienne Dick (Staten Island).Read full description
Born in Flames
Mouth to Mouth
In Beatriz Santiago Muñoz’s most recent film, Monique Wittig’s experimental novel Les Guérillères is transported to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. With shorts by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (Mouth to Mouth) and Vivienne Dick (Staten Island).
Restored 35mm Print
“This explosive work offers a speculative, feminist polemic set in a potential future that mirrors both the present in which it was made and ours. . . . [Lizzie] Borden’s fevered 1983 film is absolutely one we should be watching right now” (Yasmina Price, Vulture).
Lizzie Borden and Mel Y. Chen in Conversation