A special one-off screening for Dublin Pride 2015, in collaboration with the GAZE film festival, Paris Is Burning is a film about the Harlem Drag Balls which were started in the 1980s, and which continue to this day.
“The award-winning Paris Is Burning has been igniting audiences and critics across the country and all over the world with record- breaking box office performances. An unblinking behind-the-scenes story of fashion-obsessed New Yorkers who created “voguing” and drag balls, and turned those raucous celebrations into a powerful expression of fierce personal pride. This world-within-a-world is instantly familiar, filled with ambitions, desires and yearnings that reflect America itself. Paris Is Burning is an intimate portrait of one urban community, a world in which the allure of high fashion, status and wealth becomes an affirmation of love, acceptance and joy”.
Venue: 4 Dame Lane, Dublin 2
8.30 pm www.gaze.ie
You can get a flavour of this iconic film in the trailer below: