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Lizzie Borden Hash & Rehash

America's favorite self-made orphan

Overview

Genre
History and Cultural History
Synopsis

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."

Stage
finished

Credits

Production Details

Country
United States

Distribution Details

Release year
1997
Broadcast (Acq.)
New Television (PBS)

Photos

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