- History and Cultural History
This investigation into the enduring appeal of Lizzie Borden features 28 "Bordenites:" scientists, poets, historians, a Gertrude Stein expert, and 3 artists who took the name themselves.
The film explores obsession, projection, and how Americans relate to history, while experimenting with the cumulative effect of multiple points of view. It is a plain-style study of the virtues of talking heads.
Newsday found it "swift, sharp,incisive and curiously, unexpectedly funny. The New York Press liked its "elegant black humor."
- Immy Humes ... Filmmaker (Producer/Director)
- United States
- Release year
- Broadcast (Acq.)
- New Television (PBS)
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