Co-presented with Northwest Film Center and QDoc.
Jennie Livingston’s iconic 1990 documentary explored the voguing and drag ball culture of New York City and its African-American and Latino gay and transgender communities. The award-winning Paris Is Burning has been igniting audiences and critics across the country and all over the world with record- breaking box office performances. An unblinking behind-the-scenes story of fashion-obsessed New Yorkers who created “voguing” and drag balls, and turned those raucous celebrations into a powerful expression of fierce personal pride. This world-within-a-world is instantly familiar, filled with ambitions, desires and yearnings that reflect America itself. Paris Is Burning is an intimate portrait of one urban community, a world in which the allure of high fashion, status and wealth becomes an affirmation of love, acceptance and joy.