Strange Fruit At The Speed Cinema: Kiki

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Directed by Sara Jordenö

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“Exhilarating . . . an indelible, must-see ode to gay New York.”—Manohla Dargis, New York Times

25 years after Paris is Burning introduced the art of voguing to the world, Kiki revisits New York’s thriving underground ballroom culture. It’s a larger-than-life world in which LGBTQ youth of color are empowered by staging elaborate dance competitions that showcase their dynamic choreography, fabulous costumes, and fierce attitudes. It’s also a safe space for teens who find acceptance, support, and friendship within the Kiki community.

Granted intimate access to the scene, filmmaker Sara Jordenö introduces viewers to some of Kiki culture’s most prominent personalities, going beyond the glamour of the balls to highlight the serious challenges facing queer Black and Latino young people. Winner of the Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. 2016, U.S., DCP, 95 minutes. Recommended for 16+.

An introduction and post-screening discussion of the film will be conducted by WFPL’s Strange Fruit’s co-hosts Jaison Gardner and Dr. Kaila Story.

Friday Film Happy Hour: Thanks to Wiltshire at the Speed, the first drink is included in your ticket purchase and offered from 6–7 pm before Friday evening screenings.
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