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Paris Is Burning (1990)

Paris Is Burning (1990)

Film
Monday, February 8
7 pm
Cost: Free
In collaboration with Pathways to Educational Achievement under the Vice Provost for Diversity: A thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America, Paris is Burning, chronicles an intimate portrait of the Harlem drag ballroom scene.

USA | 71 min | R | DVD | Dir. Jennie Livingston

Directed by Jennie Livingston, Paris is Burning, is an iconic documentary chronicling an intimate portrait of the Harlem drag ballroom scene, where rival fashion “houses” compete for trophies and cash prizes in categories like “face,” “femme queen realness” and "voguing." Winner of a Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Paris is Burning celebrates how one group of New Yorkers, for whom racism, poverty, and homophobia are all too real, create a world of sustenance and joy while shedding light on an intersection of the Black LGBT Community.

Watch the Trailer!

USA | 71 min | R | DVD | Dir. Jennie Livingston

Directed by Jennie Livingston, Paris is Burning, is an iconic documentary chronicling an intimate portrait of the Harlem drag ballroom scene, where rival fashion “houses” compete for trophies and cash prizes in categories like “face,” “femme queen realness” and "voguing." Winner of a Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Paris is Burning celebrates how one group of New Yorkers, for whom racism, poverty, and homophobia are all too real, create a world of sustenance and joy while shedding light on an intersection of the Black LGBT Community.

Watch the Trailer!

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