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OPENING NIGHT! Sara Jordenö & Twiggy Pucci Garçon’s KIKI
October 12, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Kiki, the award-winning documentary, will screen at the Oriental Theatre at 7:30pm on Opening night.
Revisiting the scene documented in the landmark 1990 film Paris is Burning, Sara Jordenö & Twiggy Pucci Garçon’s film unfurls a series of portraits of LGBTQ youth-of-color as they find inspiration and agency in the balls of Kiki scene, an artistic and activist collective legendary for its dance and performance. These young people contend with homelessness, illness, and prejudice as they assert expressions of identity and fight for social justice.
Among its prizes, Kiki won the Teddy Award for Best LGBT Documentary at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival and Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights at this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
Writing in Vanity Fair, Richard Lawson has described the film as “joyous and genuinely inspiring,” while the Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan calls the film “wonderfully alive and emotional.” “It’s an ultimately uplifting film and one that doesn’t patronize or placate,” writes Lanri Bakare in The Guardian.
Opening Night Sponsors:
88NINE RADIO MILWAUKEE
CREAM CITY FOUNDATION
ELDON E. MURRAY FUND OF THE GREATER MILWAUKEE FOUNDATION
JOSEPH R. PABST
JACK H. SMITH OF SHOREWEST REALTORS
BEANS & BARLEY
DIVERSE & RESILIENT
PROJECT Q, a Program of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
U.S. BANK FORGE
General admission: $15 / Students and Seniors: $10
Reception to follow at BEANS AND BARLEY at 1901 E. North Avenue. (Psst: Beans rules!)