Paris is Burning 25th Anniversary Screening and Panel U of T LGBTQ Film Series

This month’s University of Toronto LGBTQ Film Series will host a special 25th Anniversary Screening of Paris is Burning, followed by a panel discussion.

Doors at 6:30, Screening at 7:00
Northrop Frye Hall, Room NF0003 
73 Queen's Park Crescent

Paris is Burning is an award-winning film that looks behind the scenes of fashion obsessed New Yorkers who created “voguing” and drag balls, and turned these raucous celebrations into a powerful expression of personal pride. The world within a world is instantly familiar, filled with ambitions, desires and yearnings that reflect America itself. The film also explores issues such as racism, homophobia and AIDS, in an intimate portrait of an urban community in which the allure of high fashion, status and wealth becomes an affirmation of love, acceptance and joy.

We welcome the following speakers for a post-film panel and discussion featuring:

• Dr. Laurie Bertram (moderator)
Department of History, University of Toronto

• Dr. Rinaldo Walcott
Director, Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto

• TravoyintheFlesh
Artist, Community Activist, House of Monroe

• John Caffery
DJ, Multi-Disciplinary Artist, Community Worker

• SlimThick Monroe
Performer, Youth Activist, Public Speaker

Sponsored by: University of Toronto Libraries, Department of History and the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office.

The LGBTQ Film Series is a monthly educational film series sponsored by U of T Libraries, the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office and rotating group of student organizations and University Departments. The series showcases films within the U of T Libraries Collection, as well as Canadian Premiers, focusing on the lives of LGBTQ people in Canada and internationally. A short discussion will follow each film.

Everyone welcome
Accessible | Free Admission
Single-use, All-Gender Washrooms Available
Contact if you have questions about accessibility.

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Paris is Burning 25th Anniversary Screening and Panel U of T LGBTQ Film Series

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