Another Version of Events: Paris is Burning (1990)

Paris is Burning, 1991

Paris is Burning, 1991

Director, Jennie Livingston, 1990, USA, 71 min

Paris is Burning depicts ballroom culture in 1980's New York. The film looks at how a community of Black and Latino gay and transgender New Yorkers build sustenance, creativity and family. It draws a series of incisive character portraits, writing a complex essay on class, race, identity, and the transformative powers of dance and performance. The screening will be accompanied by a special live performance.

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.

In collaboration with FACT and Picturehouse 


01 September 2016, 8.30pm


88 Wood Street
L1 4DQ

Tickets£7 / £5