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Paris is Burning

Thursday Films
Thursday, June 9, 2022
8:30PM—10:00PM EDT
Whyte Hall, Fire Island Pines. NY 11782
Join BOFFO and Robert Andy Coombs for this week's screening of Paris is Burning, directed by Jennie Livingston

Paris is Burning (1991): This documentary focuses on drag queens living in New York City and their “house” culture, which provides a sense of community and support for the flamboyant and often socially shunned performers. Groups from each house compete in elaborate balls that take cues from the world of fashion. Also touching on issues of racism and poverty, the film features interviews with a number of renowned drag queens, including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija and Dorian Corey.

Dir. Jennie Livingston

In conjunction with Robert Andy Coombs’ BOFFO Residency Fire Island.