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Paris is Burning

Directed by Jennie Livingston

“Having a ball... Wish you were here...” is the catchphrase of Livingston’s iconic film, a lively exploration of the “golden

Paris is Burning

Directed by Jennie Livingston

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.