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Press Release Criterion Press Release: Paris Is Burning (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene. Made over seven years, Paris Is Burning offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women—including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza—Paris Is Burning brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community.


    Paris Is Burning was restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive in conjunction with Sundance Institute and Outfest UCLA Legacy Project. Preservation was funded by Sundance Institute, Outfest, and the Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation.

    FILM INFO
    • Jennie Livingston
    • United States
    • 1990
    • 76 minutes
    • Color
    • 1.33:1
    • English
    • Spine #1018

      DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
      • New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Jennie Livingston, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
      • New conversation between Livingston, ball community members Sol Pendavis and Freddie Pendavis, and filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris
      • Over an hour of never-before-seen outtakes
      • Audio commentary from 2005, featuring Livingston, ball community members Freddie Pendavis and Willi Ninja, and film editor Jonathan Oppenheim
      • Episode of The Joan Rivers Show from 1991, featuring Livingston and ball community members Dorian Corey, Pepper LaBeija, Freddie Pendavis, and Willi Ninja
      • Trailer
      • More!
      New cover by Eric Skillman

      February 25, 2020
     
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    Ronald Epstein

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    I keep reading this as : ' Is Paris Burning '.........why......because I really would love a BD of ''Is Paris Burning'' ...........maybe one day......
     
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    When I first saw the announcement I thought it was a Criterion release of Is Paris Burning and was very excited. Oh well...
     
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    Ha, me too (& I'd have bought it, I've never heard of this one).
     
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    This film is a work of art
     
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    Another one who misread the title and got let down!
     
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    I've heard about this documentary for sometime now mostly from watching Ru Paul's Drag Race here and there.
     

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