Things are Getting Reel at Ali Forney Center’s ‘Paris is Burning’ Screening

Screen Cap from 'Paris is Burning' via Ali Forney Center.

Junior Labeija  via Ali Forney Center.

For the first time Jennie Livingston and Junior Labeija will come together to discuss the legendary documentary Paris is Burning a documentary that perfectly encapsulated the zeitgeist of New York’s ballroom scene of the 1980s. After a screening of the film, Ali Forney Center‘s Carl Siciliano will moderate a discussion with the film’s creator, Livingson, and Labeija from the House of Labeija who was the MC of the balls from the mid-70s to the mid-90s. Money raised from the screening will go to the Ali Forney Center, the New York–based organization that helps fight homelessness among LGBT youths.

The screening takes place at the Directors Guild of America in New York on May 16th and 7 P.M.

You can purchase tickets by clicking here. 

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