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06/09 - Sunday
  • 2:00 pm
/ Matinee
/ Strand Member


Tickets available at the box office 30 min. prior to show time

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene. Made over seven years, Paris Is Burning offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women—including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza—Paris Is Burning brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community.

Paris Is Burning was restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive in conjunction with Sundance Institute and Outfest UCLA Legacy Project. Preservation was funded by Sundance Institute, Outfest, and the Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation.

R | USA | 1990 | 1h 18m
Directed by Jennie Livingston
Starring Dorian Corey, Pepper LaBeija, Junior LaBeija, Venus Xtravaganza

Beer and wine available at our concessions


THE CRITERION COLLECTION was established in 1984, with a mission to preserve important classic and independent films from around the world, making them available to watch in analog and digital formats – with DVD, Blu-Ray, 4K Ultra HD and the Criterion Channel streaming service. In 2017, Criterion launched a series of original programming for the Criterion Channel called Art-House America, to showcase independently run arthouse theaters around the U.S and highlight the people and community that keep them alive. This series was turned into a fundraising campaign in the wake of the COVID pandemic in 2020, raising much-needed funds to provide financial relief to small arthouse theaters.

Now, with their support of the Strand Theatre in Rockland, Criterion is furthering their support of community movie theaters, by sponsoring a year-long series of films that will allow the Strand to screen a wide range of acclaimed, hard-to-see movies for the local audience, and turn these screenings into a fundraising event for the much beloved 100 year old theater.