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Celebrate Brooklyn: Paris is Burning, JD Samson
Jun 26, 2015 @ 7:30 pm| Free
Brooklynite Jennie Livingston introduces a special 25th anniversary screening of her Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary Paris Is Burning. This intimate and moving portrait of the Harlem drag balls of the 1980s illuminated a world of sustenance and joy that one group of New Yorkers created in the face of racism, poverty, and homophobia. The singer and producer JD Samson, founding member of the electro-feminist-punk project Le Tigre, starts off the night with a celebratory live band set.
BRIC presents the 37th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival, comprised of 29 performances, June 3 – August 12. The programming, reflective of Brooklyn’s eclecticism and diversity, features a wide array of free, world-class performances in the singular environs of the Prospect Park Bandshell.