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Paris is burning

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Summary

"Jennie Livingston's award-winning, critically-acclaimed documentary pays tribute to the vibrant subculture of New York's drag balls of the late 80's, an underground scene that famously became the ...

"Jennie Livingston's award-winning, critically-acclaimed documentary pays tribute to the vibrant subculture of New York's drag balls of the late 80's, an underground scene that famously became the inspiration for Madonna's 'Vogue'. This is where it all began; in the community halls of Harlem where flamboyant characters belonging to rival 'houses' gathered to compete on makeshift catwalks. Paris is burning is an intimate portrait of a time, a place and a community of outsiders finding expression, strength and pride in a world of their own creating."--Container.

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Creator
a production of Off White Productions, Inc. ; produced and directed by Jennie Livingston
Format
Videos, Slides, Films
Publication
  • [London] : Second Sight Films, [2009]
Physical Details
  • 1 videodisc (73 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
OCLC
ocn436106609
Credits
  • Carmen and Brooke, Andre Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Dupree, Pepper Labeija, Junior Labeija, Willi Ninja, Sandy Ninja, Kim Pendavis, Freddie Pendavis, Sol Pendavis, Avis Pendavis, Octavia Saint Laurent, Stevie Saint Laurent, Angie Xtravaganza, Bianca Xtravaganza, Danny Xtravaganza, David Xtravaganza, David Ian Xtravaganza, Venus Xtravaganza
  • Director of photography, Paul Gibson ; editor, Jonathan Oppenheim

  • For private home use only.

  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
  • Special features: chapter selection ; interactive menus.
  • DVD; PAL; Region 2; Dolby digital 2.0; Full-screen presentation: 4x3.