PARIS IS BURNING Opens @ The Film Forum June 14th National Rollout to Follow

Paris Is Burning returns to New York on June 14th for a two-week run, with a national roll out follow. Almost thirty years after its initial release – Janus Films is proud to bring this landmark film back to theaters, in a new restoration supervised by director Jennie Livingston.
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.
Digitally remastered by the UCLA Television Archive in conjunction with Sundance Institute and Outfest UCLA. Preservation funded by Sundance Institute, Outfest UCLA and the Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation.

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  1. KiaMut  June 7, 2019 at 3:04 pm


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