"Exhilarating — a must-see"
THE NEW YORK TIMES
DATE: 10 Mar 2017
TIME: 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm film
LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas
Director Sara Jordenö
Screenwriter Sara Jordenö & Twiggy Pucci Garçon
Twiggy Pucci Garçon, Chi Chi Mizrahi, Gia Marie Love, Divo Pink Lady, Izana "Zariya" Vidal, Christopher Waldorf, Kenneth "Symba McQueen" Soler-Rios
Run Time 95min
An optimistic update to the Paris is Burning tale.
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 Black-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.
“A complex documentary. It’s a kaleidoscopic and vivid rendering of a world that is larger than life, flamboyant but ultimately fragile. 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” -The Guardian
Awards & Screenings
Berlinale 2016 - Teddy Award Winner Best Documentary; Outfest 2016 - Special Programming Award; Full Frame Documentary Film Festival - Inspiration Award Winner; Sundance 2016 Grand Jury Prize - Nominated