Dir. Sara Jordeno I 2016 I Sweden I 94 min I Austin Premiere I Documentary
Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets
Co-Writer & Subject Twiggy Pucci Garcon will be in attendance.
The spiritual daughter of the New York City Ballroom scene – made popular by Madonna’s music video, “Vogue” – is Kiki. As a dance form, “Kiki” is a fierce and fluid expression of gender and sexuality. Winning the Teddy Award at this year’s Berlinale Film Festival for Best Documentary/Essay film, “Kiki” has been touring the world, wowing audiences with its sheer enjoyment for life and boldly breaking barriers along the way. As a community, it is a safe haven for young people of color whose sexuality carries with it the threat of violence even in this day and age. Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair describes the film as “a spirited, funny, touching portrait of some seriously smart, creative, and defiant young people. The film makes you feel good about the future, which is pretty hard to do these days.”
Keep the Cumbia Going
Dir. Candy Guinea I 2015 I U.S.A. I 8 min. I Texas Premiere
Synopsis: Short documentary about the Oakland-based dance party, Queer Cumbia, and the importance of queer and trans people of color creating inclusive spaces in a quickly gentrifying region like the San Francisco Bay Area.