Paris Is Burning

Paris Is Burning (1991)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Documentary  |   Sub-Genres - LGBT-Related Film  |   Release Date - Mar 13, 1991  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Paris Is Burning is a 1990 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. Some critics consider the film to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the "Golden Age" of New York City drag balls, and a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America.

In 2016 the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Movie Info

Budget

$500,000

Box Office

$3,905,297

Themes

Tags

1980s, African American, Angel Boris, Drag Queen, Homophobia, Homosexuality, John Rhys-davies, Lgbtq, Maxwell Caulfield, Middle Ages, New York City, Reading, Shade, Shoplifting, Stephen Furst, Subculture, Transgender Film, Transsexual, Transvestism

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Filming Location: New York City
Narrative Location: New York City
Subject: African- LGBT-related, ball culture, fashion, New York City, racism in the United States

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Alternate Titles

Paris brennt
DE
Paris Is Burning
AU, BR, CA, FR, MX, GB, US
Pariz gori
RS
Párizs lángjai
HU
Paryż płonie
PL
The Children Are
, US
To Be Real
, US
Το Παρίσι καίγεται
GR
Париж горит
, RU
パリ、夜は眠らない
JP