Kiki

DVD IFC9483

Status: PRE-ORDER

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  • Genre
  • Aspect ratio:
    9 (NTSC Widescreen)
  • Country:
    USA
  • Disc number:
    1
  • Format:
    DVD
  • Language:
    ENG
  • Rating:
    NR
  • Region code:
    1
  • Release date:
    08/22/2017
  • Running time:
    94
  • Features
  • Genre
  • Aspect ratio:
    9 (NTSC Widescreen)
  • Country:
    USA
  • Disc number:
    1
  • Format:
    DVD
  • Language:
    ENG
  • Rating:
    NR
  • Region code:
    1
  • Release date:
    08/22/2017
  • Running time:
    94

Synopsis

25 years after Paris Is Burning introduced the art of voguing to the world, Kiki revisits New York City’s thriving underground ballroom scene. It’s a larger-than-life world in which LGBTQ youths of color are empowered by staging elaborate dance competitions that showcase their dynamic choreography, fabulous costumes, and fierce attitude. It’s also a safe haven for struggling, at-risk teens who find acceptance, support, and friendship within the Kiki community. Granted intimate access to the scene, filmmaker Sara Jordenö introduces viewers to some of Kiki culture’s most prominent personalities, going beyond the glamour of the balls to highlight the serious challenges facing queer black and Latino young people. Bringing together heartrending personal stories with incredible displays of creative expression, Kiki is “exhilarating…an indelible, must-see ode to gay New York” (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times).

 

Reviews:

“Joyous, genuinely inspiring.” – Vanity Fair

 

“Wonderfully alive and emotional.” – Los Angeles Times

 

"It explodes with energy." - Variety

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