Friday Night Film Series: KIKI
(dir. Sara Jordenö, 2016, 96 min)
Twenty-five years after the ballroom scene emerged in mainstream culture via Madonna’s “Vogue” and the documentary Paris is Burning, director Sara Jordenö, in collaboration with Haus of Pucci founder Twiggy Pucci Garçon, chronicles a very different artistic/activist LGBTQ youth of color subculture, named the Kiki Scene. Her film follows seven participants from the Kiki community over four years as they prepare for and offer spectacular performances at Kiki balls while simultaneously surviving homelessness, illness, and prejudice, and demanding visibility and real political power. Following the motto “Not About Us Without Us,” the film was made with the support and trust of the Kiki Scene participants, and includes a score by renowned Ballroom and Voguing Producer Collective Qween Beat. Cosponsored by LGBTQ Initiatives and the LGBTQ Studies program.
Friday, October 13 at 5:00pm
Little Hall, 105, Golden Auditorium