Revisiting the Classics: Paris Is Burning

5/15/2024; 42 minutes

Lucas Hilderbrand of UC Irvine joins UC Santa Barbara moderator Graham Feyl to discuss the film Paris is Burning. They review the history of its exhibition and the film's enduring legacy as a powerful portrait of queer life, resistance, beauty, and art. They also discuss the unique structure of the documentary, the cultural contexts of drag balls for trans communities of color, and Paris is Burning's significance in the history of trans representation onscreen. Recorded on 11/28/2023. (#39635)

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