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Paris brennt

Paris Is Burning

USA, 1990
Dokumentarfilm, LGBT+, Geschichtsfilm

Darum geht's

This is a documentary of ‘drag nights’ among New York’s underclass. Queens are interviewed and observed preparing for and competing in many ‘balls’. The people, the clothes, and the whole environment are outlandish.

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Paris brennt Regie Jennie Livingston

Auszeichnungen & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1991 | Gewinner: Teddy: Best Documentary (Forum)

Sundance Film Festival

1991 | Gewinner: Grand Jury Prize (Documentary Competition)

Kritiker-Rezensionen

At times intimate and raw, Paris is Burning tries to capture the powerful essence of walking the floor to thunderous cheers and sometimes boos.
June 25, 2019
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Paris Is Burning has persisted all these years in part due to the charisma of lines like these—sharp, complex, a life’s worth of wisdom packed into a few punchy sentences—and in part due to the substance of the wisdom itself.
June 18, 2019
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Livingston creates an after-life for the queer icons of the New York ball scene. She builds a memorial to lives to whom (to quote Marsha P. Johnson) nobody promised a tomorrow; she created a legacy of their todays for the people of tomorrow to honor.
June 14, 2019
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