Overview

Paris Is Burning is a 1990 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. Some critics consider the film to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the "Golden Age" of New York City drag balls, and a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America.

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  1. Jennie Livingston

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. DC

    Dorian Corey

    Herself

  2. PL

    Pepper LaBeija

    Herself

  3. WN

    Willi Ninja

    Himself

  4. OS

    Octavia St. Laurent

    Herself

  5. AX

    Anji Xtravaganza

    Herself

  6. VX

    Venus Xtravaganza

    Herself

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Movie Data

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 11m

Budget $500,000.00

Revenue $3,779,620.00

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Release Information

  • March 13, 1990
    Theatrical

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