Subject and Co-Writer Twiggy Pucci Garçon in attendance

Sat, May 21st 8:30pm
Hollywood Theatre

Kiki revisits the world of New York’s voguing balls, explored 25 years ago in Jenni Livingston’s seminal film Paris Is Burning. The Kiki scene is a youth-focused subset of the larger vogueing scene, with strong activist and social service components.

In this film collaboration between Kiki gatekeeper Twiggy Pucci Garçon and Swedish filmmaker Sara Jordenö, viewers are granted exclusive access into this high-stakes world, where fierce ballroom competitions serve as a gateway into conversations surrounding the Black Lives Matter and Trans Lives Matter movements.

This new generation of ballroom youth use the motto, “Not About Us Without Us,” and Kiki in kind has been made with extensive support and trust from the community, including an exhilarating score by renowned ballroom and voguing producer collective Qween Beat. Twiggy and Sara’s insider-outsider approach to their stories breathes fresh life into the representation of a marginalized community who demand visibility and real political power.

Kiki: Dir Sara Jordenö 2016 Sweden/USA 94 min
Community Partners:
PSU Queer Resource Center
Outside In
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
PFLAG Portland Black Chapter