Paris is Burning at Bronx Documentary Center, New York

The Bronx Documentary Center in New York is a new space for photography, film and new media. It was founded in 2011 and aims to create an engaging environment for local and international artists that are using innovative methods of non-fiction storytelling.

One of the recent events was the screening of Jennie Livingston’s Paris is Burning, an award-winning chronicle of New York’s drag scene in the 1980’s. The film explores issues of race, class, gender and homophobia. In this screening, the audience is expected to participate by watching, singing, dancing while viewing the film. This experience aims to generate an immediate response and encourage dialogue and interaction around the themes that are raised in the film.

Paris is Burning: Screening at Bronx Documentary Center. August 10, 2012. Video by Daniel Barney.

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