Paris is Burning - Friday Night at the Movies

Fri Jul 26 2024 at 08:00 pm to 10:30 pm UTC-04:00

Loring Greenough House | Boston

The Loring Greenough House
Publisher/HostThe Loring Greenough House
Paris is Burning - Friday Night at the Movies
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FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES at the Loring Greenough House -Paris is Burning
About this Event

Friday Night At The Movies invites you to…Summer Camp!

For season four of our outdoor movie series, help us celebrate 100-years of The Loring Greenough House being saved from demolition by the all-women Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club in 1924, with an all-star line-up of high-camp films featuring all female or female presenting leads.


<h4>July 26 - Paris is Burning</h4>

You might have heard of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, or Madonna’s 1990 hit ‘Vogue’, but this year’s musical extravaganza features the people and subculture who invented drag culture before it became mainstream. Paris is Burning is an unmissable all-singing-all-dancing pass to the secret, underground world of African American and Latinx drag balls in 1980s New York. The electrifying documentary shot over seven years and featuring the best ‘80s hits, takes you deep into the fierce costume contests for trophies, with contestants forming chosen families lead by ‘house mothers’ who fostered joy and community for queer ‘children’ in a world ravaged by Aids, homophobia, transphobia and racism. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women—including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza.

Rated R. 

All films will contain English subtitles for the hard of hearing.


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The 2024 season of Friday Night at the Movies is sponsored by our friends at Ellen+Janis @ Denman Drapkin Group!

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street, Boston, United States

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USD 0.00 to USD 7.00

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