Kiki Reviews

March 1, 2017
One thing Kiki does really well is show how these dance competitions are an organizational structure for kids who might otherwise slip through the cracks.
February 28, 2017
"Kiki" shows us a group of brave and beautiful souls for whom the struggle is, unfortunately, probably about to get even harder.
February 28, 2017
[An] adroit documentary on the new generation of those in the ballroom and voguing scenes ...
February 24, 2017
It's an honest examination of the powers, and limits, of subcultures and small communities-and how quickly things can change for better or worse within them.
February 23, 2017
"Kiki" often casts a rueful gaze, but it's also exuberant and alive, and never despairing.
March 10, 2016
It explodes with energy, thanks in part to rattlesnake-taut dance tracks from MikeQ and ballroom DJ crew Qween Beat, but mostly from the Kiki kids themselves.
January 29, 2016
'Kiki' highlights the rucial community and activism of the voguing ballroom scene.
January 27, 2016
It's an ultimately uplifting film and one that doesn't patronise or placate: the ballroom is shown for what it is, complex, flamboyant and a place to express yourself.
January 26, 2016
With a simple eloquence that never gets preachy, it makes the point that the gay marriage movement was driven by the white middle class, while the marginalized transgender community remains largely unrepresented.