Q Doc Screening: Kiki

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Q Doc Screening: Kiki
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As a collaborative partner for this particular film screening at QDoc, folks from the QRC will be meeting up to watch Kiki, screened at the Hollywood Theatre. Folks 23 and under can receive a free ticket!

Kiki revisits the world of New York’s voguing balls, explored 25 years ago in Jenni Livingston’s seminal film Paris Is Burning. The Kiki scene is a youth-focused subset of the larger vogueing scene, with strong activist and social service components.

In this film collaboration between Kiki gatekeeper Twiggy Pucci Garçon and Swedish filmmaker Sara Jordenö, viewers are granted exclusive access into this high-stakes world, where fierce ballroom competitions serve as a gateway into conversations surrounding the Black Lives Matter and Trans Lives Matter movements.

This new generation of ballroom youth use the motto, “Not About Us Without Us,” and Kiki in kind has been made with extensive support and trust from the community, including an exhilarating score by renowned ballroom and voguing producer collective Qween Beat. Twiggy and Sara’s insider-outsider approach to their stories breat

Since 2007 QDoc has shown award-winning films fresh from Sundance, Berlin, Hot Docs, Tribeca, Amsterdam and other top-tier festivals. We have shown historical films, personal stories, artist biographies, experimental work and topical films dealing with current controversies. Visiting artists have included prominent film makers from all over the U.S. and from as far as Italy and Australia, who have participated in lively discussions after the screenings. We have hosted emerging filmmakers as well as 3 Academy Award winning directors, enabling dynamic audience interaction with artists.
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By: PSU Queer Resource Center

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