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Join us in celebrating LGBTQ History Month with the final film in our series, Paris is Burning!

When: Monday, October 18, 7PM

Where: Ellis White Lecture Hall, Hammond G Floor

Admission is free and open to the public. Face coverings are required indoors in all campus buildings.

About the Film

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City's African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene.

Made over seven years, Paris Is Burning offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion "houses," from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers. 

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.

Missed any of the previous films as part of this series?

FSU students, staff, and faculty can access the films via the streaming video database Kanopy or go to the film series guide at