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Paris is Burning (1990) 

Paris is burning is a documentary about the New York Ball scene of the mid-eighties and the communities involved.

The film openly and honestly deals with the realities of poverty, racism, homophobia and the hate driven violence the subjects face. Despite this the lasting impression Paris is Burning gives is one of community and creativity where drag is a complex mix of creative passion, fashion, performance and social commentary.

E. 42nd Street, New York, Nov. 17, 2016

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Trailer for ‘Citizen Jane’, a new documentary about Jane Jacobs and her fight to save New York City from city planners determined to destroy it

Grand Central Terminal, New York, Nov. 17, 2016