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    Paris is Burning at Alamo Drafthouse

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    Monday, June 24, 2019 7pm - 10pm
    Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh, 2116 New Bern Avenue D, Raleigh, NC 27610
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    Lara Oliver 
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    Presented in partnership with the LGBT Center of Raleigh and Raleigh Pride. Audience members are encouraged to stay after for post film discussion moderated by Alamo Raleigh Film Club Curator, Jackson Cooper, with special guest Mandy Carter, co-founder of Southerners on New Ground.

    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 City's African American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene. Made over seven years, Paris Is Burning offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion "houses," from fierce contests for trophies, to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia and transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women - including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza - Paris Is Burning brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community.

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