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Paris is Burning

Paris is Burning

THEATRICAL STARTS June 17, 2019

SHOWTIMES

A FILM BY JENNIE LIVINGSTON1990 - 78 MINUTES - USA - COLOUR - 1.37:1 - DCP - BLU RAY

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene. Made over seven years, Paris Is Burning offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies, to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia and transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women—including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza—Paris Is Burning brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community.

Cameraperson

Cameraperson

THEATRICAL BEGINS DECEMBER 16, 2016

2016 - USA - 102 MINUTES - COLOUR
A FILM BY KIRSTEN JOHNSON

What does it mean to film another person? How does it affect that person - and what does it do to the one who films?