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4.3
1,189 Ratings

Paris Is Burning

Directed by Jennie Livingston
United States, 1990
Documentary, Gay & Lesbian, History

Synopsis

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 Is Burning Directed by Jennie Livingston

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1991 | Winner: Teddy: Best Documentary (Forum)

Sundance Film Festival

1991 | Winner: Grand Jury Prize (Documentary Competition)

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