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FlickIt! Fridays: Paris Is Burning

June 28 at 9:15 pm

$10.50

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene. Made over seven years, ‘Paris Is Burning’ offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies, to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia and transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women—including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza—’Paris Is Burning’ brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community. (1990, R, 78mins)

Digitally remastered by the UCLA Film and Television Archive in conjunction with Sundance Institute and Outfest UCLA Legacy Project.

A benefit for the LGBT Life Center.
Sponsored by Decorum Furniture, MJ’s Tavern, and The Wave.BTLG

Details

Date:
June 28
Time:
9:15 pm
Cost:
$10.50
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/372352506963005/

Organizer

LGBT Life Center
Phone:
(757) 640-0929
Website:
www.lgbtlifecenter.org

Venue

The Naro Cinema
1507 Colley Ave
Norfolk, Virginia 23517 United States
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Phone:
(757) 625-6276
Website:
http://www.narocinema.com

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