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Saturday, August 29 • 10:30pm - 11:41pm
Paris Is Burning (1990)

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Paris is Burning (1990)
Rated R
Directed by Jennie Livingston
Run Time: 1 hour, 11minutes
Saturday, August 29th at 10:30pm

Synopsis: 30-Year Anniversary screening. 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, 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.

Thank you to AIDS Alabama for being our SHOUT Title Sponsor this year!


Saturday August 29, 2020 10:30pm - 11:41pm CDT
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  Feature, Documentary