Queer Community Series: Paris is Burning screening and discussion

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Office of LGBTQ Resources, 40A Ashmun St

A special screening of Paris is Burning, a 1990 documentary by Yale alum Jennie Livingston ('83) that focuses on the late 80s New York City ballroom scene and their house" culture which provides a sense of community and support for the flamboyant and often socially shunned performers. Groups from each house compete in elaborate balls that take cues from the world of fashion. Also touching on issues of racism and poverty