Sunrise Theater Calendar
Paris is Burning (Pride Series)
Paris is Burning
R | 1h 18min
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 and transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women—including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza—Paris Is Burning brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community.
Preceding our showing of Paris is Burning, we will feature a Queen & A: A conversation about drag performance history and culture hosted by Naomi Dix, member of Durham's House of Coxx, local BIPOC owned and operated since 2013.
The Queen & A will begin at 6:30pm and the movie will begin around 7:30pm.
Showtime: Thurs. June 9 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $10 Online HERE or at the door
Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.
No outside food or beverages are permitted.