Conversations at the Edge: LIZZIE BORDEN: WORKING GIRLS


THEATER 1 Fri, Mar 29 6:00 PM


In her groundbreaking third feature, Lizzie Borden looks at gender, race, and labor relations in a Manhattan brothel. Inspired by the sex workers Borden met while making BORN IN FLAMES, WORKING GIRLS follows the rhythms of a day-in-the life of Molly (Louise Smith), an artist and sex worker, whose employment parallels women’s labor of all kinds—from domestic to the office. All three Lizzie Borden programs are presented in partnership with the Gene Siskel Film Center; the University of Illinois Chicago’s (UIC) College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts; and UIC’s Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.