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Films presented by Flaming Classics

Films presented by Flaming Classics

In conjunction with the exhibition Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989, the Frost Art Museum FIU is partnering with Flaming Classics to deliver 2 nights full of drag, performances, and special screenings of queer films! In October, join us for the screening of The Queen, Frank Simon's revolutionary documentary looks at the drag and pageant culture pre-Stonewall. Taking the audience back to 1967, this documentary serves as a record of a queer New York City and a fascinating portrait of the subject and queer icon, Mother Flawless Sabrina. Following the screening, local drag queen Karla Croqueta, will deliver a special performance and discussion.

Then in November, we will screen the classic Paris is Burning! Jennie Livingston's Paris is Burning captures the New York City ball scene in the 1980s and the queer people of color that made up the community. In showcasing ball culture, the documentary explores how these communities created so much of what is modern queer pop culture, from voguing to catchphrases and beyond. Following the screening, there will be a discussion about ball culture and the history of voguing as a form of dance and expression. Visitors will also get the chance to strut their stuff and learn the basics of voguing!

Both events are free and open to the public. They will take place in the Graham Center. Seating is limited. Please click the links above for more information.