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Paris Is Burning (R)

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.

Showtimes for
Thursday, October 17

No Showtimes Available.

Details

Documentary
1 hr. 11 min.

Director

Jennie Livingston

Writer

Cast

André Christian
Dorian Corey
Paris Duprée
Shari Headley
Junior Labeija
Pepper LaBeija
Willi Ninja
Freddie Pendavis
Octavia St. Laurent
Anji Xtravaganza

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