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Silver Screenings: Paris is Burning (1991)

Sunday, October 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

Members & guests—free. To register, please scroll down or call the Village office at 773.248.8700.

This 1991 documentary offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the golden age of New York “Drag Balls” where rival fashion houses compete (vogue) for bragging rights. Shot from 1985-89, the film cuts between individual stories and ball footage. Come experience this African-American and Latino LGBT subculture many have never seen. Nominated for best documentary and now the subject of the current FX series POSE by Ryan Murphy (American Horror, Feud, Fosse/Verdon). 76 min.

Silver Screenings presents films that you probably saw (or should have seen) a few years ago and will enjoy seeing again. The theater accommodates thirty people and it has real theater seats in banked rows and a big screen. A discussion will follow the movie.

Details

Date:
Sunday, October 20
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

The Admiral at the Lake
929 W. Foster
Chicago, IL United States
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