In New York, young people from the Black and Latinx LGBTQI + community gather on the pier of Christopher Street to indulge in an art of their invention, based on the performance of voguing, made famous in the early 1990s by the video clip Vogue by Madonna and by the documentary Paris Is Burning by Jennie Livingston. Twenty-five years later, a new generation of LGBTQI+ youth has taken over and formed an activist artistic subculture: the Kiki scene.
Fruit of the collaboration between the Swedish artist and filmmaker Sara Jordenö and one of the eminent personalities of this scene, activist artist Twiggy Pucci Garçon, the documentary film offers a dive into the heart of the Kiki community and its challenges. It follows for four years the course, the preparations and the performances, during the balls, of seven of its members among which we find Twiggy Pucci Gar çon but also Chi Chi, Gia, Chris, Divo, Symba and Zariya.
The ballroom competitions, places of their spectacular performances, also become the place of expression of their fight against homelessness, disease and prejudice, in resonance with the Black and Trans Lives Matter movements. “Not About Us Without Us” is the motto of this new generation.
The screening of this film is a preamble to the season Mouvements !
Original title: KIKI
Director : Sara Jordenö
Written by : Sara Jordenö, Twiggy Pucci Garçon
With Chi Chi Mizrahi, Gia Marie Love, Divo Pink Lady, Twiggy Pucci Garçon, Izana « Zaryia Mizrahi » Vidai, Christopher Waldorf, Kenneth « Symba McQueen » Soler-Rios
Sweden, VOSTFR, 1h35, VOSTFR, all audiences
More information about the film: http://www.kikimovie.com/
Admission free upon registration, limited seating available.
Entrance from 8:30 p.m. through the garden gates at 10, rue Elzévir.
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