NMAAHC Public Programs
| Paris is Burning
Thursday, June 25, 2015, 7:30-9:30 PM
The nearest Metro station is Federal Triangle (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines).
This iconic documentary tells the story of gay and transgender African Americans and Latinos in New York City in the mid-to-late 1980s who respond to challenges with courage and creativity. Told with community voices, this award-winning film by Jennie Livingston about drag culture and voguing tells a deeply human story about families, survival, and dignity. This year is the 25th anniversary of the film’s release in 1990.
Following this screening, there will be an onstage conversation with Smithsonian curator Katherine Ott, LGBT activist and emcee Rayceen Pendarvis, original cast member Dr. Sol Williams Pendavis, Casa Ruby founder Ruby Corado, and the audience. Volunteer support is provided by SI GLOBE, the Smithsonian’s LGBT employees group. Participate on social media with the hashtags #ParisIsBurning and #SmithsonianPride.
For questions about this event, please email NMAAHCpubpgms@si.edu
Paris is Burning is rated R; this screening will feature subtitles for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH). ASL interpretation will be provided. To request additional access services, please call (202) 633-0925 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.