New York

Paris Is Burning


Dir. Jennie Livingston (1990).
Livingston’s intriguing doc concerns the fashion-obsessed New York underground scene that invented “voguing” and the bonds between the seldom less than outrageous drag queens (mostly black and Latino) who rule their roost. Bound by prejudice and poverty, these ladies stage their own world of high fashion and fantasy. This striking flick immerses you in this world without making any judgments. Winner of the Best Documentary Award from the New York Film Critics Circle.

Thu., Feb. 18, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 2010

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