Presented by UnionDocs and DCTV
Directed by Jennie Livingston
Jennie Livingston's award-winning, critically-acclaimed documentary pays tribute to the vibrant subculture of New York's drag balls of the late 80's, an underground scene that famously became the inspiration for Madonna's 'Vogue'. This is where it all began; in the community halls of Harlem where flamboyant characters belonging to rival 'houses' gathered to compete on makeshift catwalks.
Paris is Burning is an intimate portrait of a time, a place and a community of outsiders finding expression, strength and pride in a world of their own creating. A special discussion will follow the screening organized by Carolyn Lazard.
Special thanks to Park Circus.