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Paris is burning  Cover Image DVD DVD

Paris is burning / director, Jennie Livingston.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681436982
  • ISBN: 1681436981
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (76 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Criterion collection.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from sell sheet.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
Special features: new conversation between Jennie Livingston, abll community members ; never-before-seen outtakes ; episodes of The Joan River show from 1991; trailer and more.
Participant or Performer Note:
Dorian Corey, Pepper Labeija, Willi Ninja, Venus Xtravaganza.
Summary, etc.:
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 City2s African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene. Made over seven years, it offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion 1houses,2 from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: R; for language and sexuality.
System Details Note:
DVD; full screen (1.33:1).
Language Note:
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: African American gay men > New York (State) > New York.
Gay culture > New York (State) > New York.
Cross-dressers > New York (State) > New York > Social life and customs.
Gay men > New York (State) > New York > Social life and customs.
Voguing (Dance) > New York (State) > New York.
Drag balls > New York (State) > New York.
New York (N.Y.) > Social life and customs.
National Book Committee.
Manners and customs.
Drag balls.
Voguing (Dance)
Gay men.
Gay culture.
African American gay men.
New York (State) > New York.
Genre: Feature films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for the hard of hearing.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Feature films.

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library District. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Upper Skagit Library 306.778 PAR 1015021 New DVD Checked out 04/01/2023

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