A part of our summer movie series that focuses on Queer & Trans History, we are screening Paris is Burning!
Wednesday, August 2nd
6:00-8:00 / Open to LGBTQ+ youth and their allies, aged 25 and under.
Free popcorn & drinks!
Paris is Burning
Paris Is Burning is a documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. Some critics consider the film to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the “Golden Age” of New York City drag balls, and a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America.
In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.