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Paris Is Burning Reviews

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March 4, 2017
Livingston's film is a poignant look at black and Latinx gay and transgender communities, dissecting race and class, gender and sexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 29, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 10, 2005
The beauty of the film is Livingston's nonjudgmental, accommodating camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 30, 2016
The directness and honesty of moment after moment strike back at peppily 'cheerful' white America's model-world. Blazes forth the importance, for a marginalized community, of adopting a fervid, fiery attitude all its own.
March 31, 2016
One emerges from this film not only with a new vocabulary and a fresh way of viewing the straight world but with a bracing object lesson in understanding what society "role models" are all about.
July 10, 2009
Livingston is smart enough to realize that her subjects are best equipped to explain themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 62/100
March 19, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2006
This landmark docu celebrates the resourcefulness of a group that's subcultural but not truly countercultural--its denizens long to become members of the society they imitate, operating at its periphery.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 4, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 1990
Full Review | Original Score: A
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