(Jennie Livingston, 1990, USA, 71 minutes)
A movie that the world is still catching up to, Jennie Livingston’s Paris is Burning looks at drag ball culture in Harlem in the 1980s. Calling to mind other great counterculture docs of the era, such as Penelope Spheeris’s The Decline of Western Civilization, Paris brings you into a world of voguing, rival houses, throwing shade, and all kinds of other cultural touchstones that have been slowly creeping into mainstream consciousness in the intervening 30 years. Indispensable.
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119