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Wed, Aug 21



Paris is Burning

See Paris is Burning on the big screen! Come early for the pre-show and collaborative recommendations, stay for the classic film.

Paris is Burning
Paris is Burning

Time & Location

Aug 21, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Kalamazoo, 1030 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, USA


About The Event

This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New

York City's Black 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, Paris is Burning

brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community.

Doors at 7pm, the show will start at 7:30pm. Arrive early to grab popcorn and drinks, catch the

pre-show, and share recommendations with everyone.

Year: 1990

Runtime: 1h 11min

Director: Jennie Livingston

Cast: Dorian Corey, Pepper LaBeija, Venus Xtravaganza, Octavia St. Laurent, Willi Ninja, Angie

Xtravaganza, Sol Williams Pendavis, Freddie Pendavis, Paris Dupree


Presented in collaboration with Monoform Cinema


  • general admission

    +Service fee



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