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Lap-Chee Global Diversity Movie Nights: “Paris is Burning”

November 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dear Residents,


Lap-Chee College Global Diversity Team presents you our first Movie Night: – Paris is Burning


: Paris is Burning


: Jennie Livingston


November 8th 2017Wednesday


7:30pm – 9:30pm


: Room 304 (Studio), Lap-Chee College, Jockey Club Student Village III


Sign Up Form: https://goo.gl/forms/u6fbu9lq7uwGPx9A3


We will have a short introduction before the film to introduce the culture and background of ‘Drag’ to the audience. We will have a representative from the Queer Straight Alliance – HKU student association which promotes LGBT rights. There will also be a short discussion session after the film.  


*light refreshments will be served, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks!


About the Movie:

Paris Is Burning is a 1990 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. Some critics consider the film to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the “Golden Age” of New York City drag balls, and a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America.

In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

All Jockey Club Student Village III residents and members of the HKU community are welcome.


For enquiries, please contact sallyohyeawon@gmail.com


Best wishes,

Global Diversity Team

Lap-Chee College

Jockey Club Student Village III


November 8, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:


3/F Studio (Room 304)
Lap-Chee College


Global Citizenship, Diversity and International Society