Film Series: Paris is Burning

1990. USA. Dir: Jennie Livingston. With Dorian Corey. Documentary. 71 min.


This iconic celebration of queerness chronicles the underground Harlem ball culture of the late 80s, showcasing the vibrant personalities of its predominantly Black and Latinx participants. The historical aesthetics of drag and the minority origins of cultural concepts such as voguing and throwing shade are brought to light in potent critique of oppression.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free