Paris is Burning

USA, 1990 (Jennie Livingston; 1h 11m)

Strike a pose…

Filmed in 1990, Paris is Burning offers a provocative and unflinching view of New York City drag nights. Starting in the 1980s, the New York drag scene began to embrace certain levels of class, style, and wealth, all made evident by the various drag events such as glamour balls and vogue events. In later years, the practice of “voguing” evolved as a symbol of personal and gay pride.

Alexander Ryll, Gay Essential
Date: June 25th, 2020
Time: 9:00pm
Finishes at: 10:15pm