Screening

About Paris is Burning

Rating:
R
Year Released:
1990
Genres:
Documentary
Metadata:
25th Anniversary Screening.
Jennie Livingston's iconic documentary offers an intimate portrait of the Harlem drag balls, where rival fashion “houses” compete for trophies and cash prizes in categories like “face,” “femme queen realness” and "voguing." Winner of a Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Paris is Burning celebrates how one group of New Yorkers, for whom racism, poverty, and homophobia are all too real, create a world of sustenance and joy.


Digitally remastered version courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive in conjunction with Sundance Institute and the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project. (2K DCP Presentation)

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