Border Radio Film Screening

Join the Center for Creative Photography and the Hanson Film TV Institute for a new film series featuring independent female directors!

The first film in the series is Border Radio, with a special appearance by director Allison Anders.

Before carving out a niche as one of the most distinct voices in nineties American cinema, Allison Anders made her debut, alongside co-directors and fellow UCLA film school students Kurt Voss and Dean Lent, with 1987’s Border Radio. A low-key, semi-improvised postpunk diary that took four years to complete, Border Radio features legendary rocker Chris D., of the Flesh Eaters, as a singer/songwriter who has stolen loot from a club and gone missing, leaving his wife (Luanna Anders), a no-nonsense rock journalist, to track him down with the help of his friends (John Doe of the band X; Chris Shearer). With its sprawling Southern Californian and Mexican landscapes, captured in evocative 16mm black and white, Border Radio is a singular, DIY memento of the indie film explosion in America. Janus Films