CinéWilde presents “Paris Is Burning”
Director: Jennie Livingston
1990, USA, 71 Mins., Digital Cinema, R
Before “Drag Race,” before RuPaul’s “Supermodel” … there was “Paris is Burning,” the groundbreaking documentary that taught us all about shade, realness and taking it to the runway.
Jennie Livingston’s 1990 Oscar-nominated documentary has been unavailable for the last two years, but it just got re-released and so CinéWilde is showing it for Pride month!
Dripping with opulence and shade, “Paris Is Burning” is a fun, fresh documentary that serves T on New York’s ballroom community — a passionate group of Black and Latinx queer dancers, designers, and divas who LIVE to perform at late night balls; raucous affairs where attitude and appearances are simply EVERYTHING!
If you’ve never seen the film, children, you’ll learn lots about voguing, house culture, and fierce, fashionable life on NYC’s streets. And if you have seen it, come back to the party and slay it!
Pre-show talk: 8:30 pm
Community Ball in association with QueerBomb Dallas: 10:30pm