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Drag Me to the Movies: The Queen & Paris Is Burning (New 4K Restorations)

Fri, Dec 20 / 7 pm
The Queen (New 4K Restoration)
Directed by Frank Simon
1968, USA, 68 min

Paris Is Burning (New 4K Restoration)
Directed by Jennie Livingston
1990, USA, 78 min

Special Event Pricing: $20 General / $15 Members, Students & Seniors
Price includes both films and performance.

Featuring a drag performance intermission by Feather Talia and Hari Vijaijay.

The Queen (New 4K Restoration)
Directed by Frank Simon
1968, USA, 68 min

Friday, December 20 / 7 pm

More than 40 years before RuPaul’s Drag Race, the 1967 Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant introduced audiences to the world of competitive drag. Organized by LGBTQ icon and activist Flawless Sabrina, it boasted a star-studded panel of judges including Andy Warhol, Larry Rivers, and Terry Southern. The Queen features an epic diatribe calling out the pageant’s bias delivered by Crystal LaBeija, who went on to form the influential House of LaBeija, featured in Paris Is Burning.

Plays with:  Queens of Summer / Directed by Nigel Webber, 2019, Canada, 6.5 min

Paris Is Burning (New 4K Restoration)
Directed by Jennie Livingston
1990, USA, 78 min

Friday, December 20 / 9:30 pm

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This vibrant snapshot of the 80s through the eyes of NYC’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene was made over 7 years. It offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” fierce contests for trophies, house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia and transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Paris Is Burning brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community.

Sponsored by Reel Pride Film Festival. 

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Thu 05

Optical Printer One on One Workshop Sessions

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Pain & Glory

Thu Dec 5 / 7 pm
Fri, Dec 6 / 9 pm
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Wed, Dec 11 / 7 pm
Thu, Dec 12 / 9 pm
Sat, Dec 14 / 7 pm
Sun, Dec 15 / 2 pm
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Tigers Are Not Afraid

Wed & Thu, Dec 4 & 5 / 9:15 pm
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Sun, Dec 8 / 3 pm & 5 pm
Wed, Dec 11 / 9:15 pm
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