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'Paris Is Burning' at Music Box in July
2019-07-10

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A new 2K restoration of the 1990 landmark documentary Paris Is Burning will run July 12-18 at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave.

Preceding the FX show Pose by decades, this film looks at 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. The movie features legendary voguers, drag queens and trans women—including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey and Venus Xtravaganza.

See musicboxtheatre.com/films/paris-is-burning .


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