Paris Is Burning


Kentucky Theatre Fri, Jun 17, 2022 1:00 PM
Kentucky Theatre Sat, Jun 18, 2022 4:30 PM
Kentucky Theatre Sun, Jun 19, 2022 6:10 PM
Kentucky Theatre Tue, Jun 21, 2022 5:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1991
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jennie Livingston
Cast:Carmen Xtravaganza
Brooke Xtravaganza
Andre Christian
Dorian Corey
Paris Dupree


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, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women — including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza.