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Reading Queer kicked of 2016 Festival with Paris Is Still Burning

Reading Queer kicked of 2016 Festival with Paris Is Still Burning

By Jennifer McCauley On Wednesday November 18th, Reading Queer kicked off its second festival with the acclaimed event “Paris is Still Burning,” held at the Olympia Theater. Eight months earlier, in an off-site gallery at AWP 2015, writer Patricia Smith hosted a reading that paid tribute to the iconic “Paris…

Reading Queer Program Director JV Portela inaugurates the 2015 Reading Queer Literary Festival

Reading Queer Program Director JV Portela inaugurates the 2015 Reading Queer Literary Festival

Hello everyone and thank you for coming. As you know, tonight’s event was inspired by Paris is Burning, Jenny Livingston’s legendary documentary that chronicled the ballroom scene of the New York 1980’s. For all its limitations, that documentary laid bare the violence and oppression experienced daily by queer and trans folk…

Reading Queer & O Cinema present Paris is Burning!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH @ O CINEMA WYNWOOD @ 9:00 PM Join Reading Queer & O Cinema for the kick off event of the 2015 Reading Queer Literary Festival @ MBF with a screening of the legendary film Paris Is Burning. Paris Is Burning, a documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston, chronicles the…