"Paris is Burning" Film Screening

Event date: 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:30pm


NAB, Room 1100
Movie poster of Paris is Burning


In honor of Transgender Remembrance Day, the College's Health Disparities Institute, Student Health Center, and Office of Academic Affairs are sponsoring a screening of the film "Paris is Burning."

"Paris Is Burning" is a 1990 American documentary directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. Some critics consider the film to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the "Golden Age" of New York City drag balls, and a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America. 
In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

This screening is free of charge and open to the campus community and the public.