Movie Mondays: Paris is Burning
Let’s turn Mondays into movie magic in celebration of Black History Month! 🎬✨ Heat up some popcorn, dim the lights, and get comfy as we kick back with great films, highlighting diverse stories within the Black 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Join us every Monday from 3 pm to 5 pm for cinematic vibes and community fun. See you at the movies! 🍿🌈 ✨ Open to 2SLGBTQIA+ youth, ages 16-29.
📍 489 Queen St. East, LL01
Paris Is Burning (1990) is a landmark documentary offering an intimate glimpse into the vibrant New York City ball culture of the late 1980s, celebrating the creativity and struggles of African American and Latino LGBTQ+ performers in competitions known as ‘balls.
The documentary addresses issues such as racism, homophobia, transphobia, poverty, and the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the LGBTQ+ community. Additionally, there are discussions and portrayals of the challenges faced by marginalized communities, including violence and discrimination. Viewers should be aware that the film may contain content that could be triggering or distressing.