Paris Is Burning Cert. 15 Picture house at FACT

  • Running time100 minutes
  • GenreArt

Cult documentary Paris is Burning explores how a community of Black and Latino gay and transgender New Yorkers find self expression and family in the 1980s ballroom scene. Drawing together a series of intimate character portraits, the film comments on class, race, identity, and the transformative powers of dance and performance.

Please note: This event is sold out, but you can join us from 10pm at Kazimier Garden (Seel Street) where we'll have music and performances after the screening.


We'll be starting the party in the FACT bar from 7.30pm, with themed cocktails, performances and plenty of glitter to get you in the mood from our team of make up artists. RuPaul's UK Drag Race Drag Ambassador The Vivienne will be your host for the evening, and we'll have performances from acrobat Paul Curran, and Vogue dancers in the bar. 

The film screening itself takes place from 8.30pm - 10pm - tickets are now sold out.

From 10pm, join us at the Kazimier Garden (Seel Street, Liverpool) for the afterparty (free entry) where we've got DJ sets from Hannah Bitowski (Faux Queens) and Alec Tronik, with more performances from Paul Curran and The Vivienne.

We're celebrating 25 years since the release of Paris is Burning with this special screening, which is also the launch event for Scalarama 2016 in Liverpool - so support your local cinema, sissy that walk, and get down to FACT next Thursday.

Part of the Liverpool Biennial 2016 Film Programme Another Version of Events.

Another Version of Events is the official Liverpool Biennial 2016 film programme. A selection of films influenced by genres including sci-fi, mockumentary, pseudo-documentary, mockbuster and ethnofiction is being screened every week throughout the Biennial. After the film, there will also be a screening of Raphael Hefti’s An Aluminothermic Reaction Producing Liquid Steel, Filmed at 2000 Frames per Second (2016). 

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