Paris Is Burning (1991)

Paris Is Burning
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 16mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords 1980s, celebration, documentary, Harlem, New York, transvestite, United States
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
George Leong Sound sound recording 120816 14000006
Etienne Sauret Sound sound recording 120816 14000005
Jennie Livingston Sound sound recording 120816 14000004
Maryse Alberti Sound sound recording 120816 14000003
J T Orinne Takagi Sound sound recording 120816 14000007
Scott Breindel Sound sound recording 120816 14000008
Rick Dior Sound sound mix(Todd AO/New York) 120816 14000012
Matt Skilton Sound sound mix(Colour Services/London) 120816 14000011
James Adner Sound sound recording 120816 14000010
Stanley Nelson Sound sound recording 120816 14000009
Judy Karp Sound sound recording 120816 14000002
Catherine Calderon Sound sound recording 120816 14000001
Jacinta Orlando Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000004
Carol Hillson Associate Editor n/a 479 7000003
Kate Davis Editor n/a 172 7000002
Jonathan Oppenheim Editor n/a 172 7000001
Spike Lampros Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000005
Elizabeth Bouiss Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000006
Janet Jacobson Consultant legal consultant(Frankfurt Garbus Klein & Selz) 120784 12000002
Peggy Brady Consultant legal consultant(Silverstein Langer Lipner & Newburgh) 120784 12000001
Melissa Hacker Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000007
Stacia Thompson Sound Editor n/a 229 14000013
Borden Elniff Titles n/a 120825 23000001
Eric Rosenblatt Production Assistant n/a 275 25000013
Syndey Pokorney Production Assistant n/a 275 25000012
Myra Paci Production Assistant n/a 275 25000011
Bengt Mattson Production Assistant n/a 275 25000010
Carolina Salguero Production Assistant n/a 275 25000014
Kevin Skvorak Production Assistant n/a 275 25000015
Paul Jacques Hulot Apprentice apprentice editor 120976 25000019
Janine Saint Germain Apprentice apprentice editor 120976 25000018
Paul Vincent Apprentice apprentice editor 120976 25000017
Phoebe Yantsis Production Assistant n/a 275 25000016
Arlene Kriv Production Assistant n/a 275 25000009
Karen Kandrak Production Assistant n/a 275 25000008
Nicole Barnum Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Rosalinda Alvira Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Anne Dutlinger Graphic Designer n/a 120860 23000003
Jim Rogula Graphic Designer n/a 120860 23000002
Sara Blecher Production Assistant n/a 275 25000003
Harry Birckmeyer Production Assistant n/a 275 25000004
David Irrera Production Assistant n/a 275 25000007
Jan Heissinger Production Assistant n/a 275 25000006
Penny Dow Production Assistant n/a 275 25000005
Hugh Walsh Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000017
Jill Johnson Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000016
Danny Xtravaganza Actor Himself 1 1000016
Bianca Xtravaganza Actor Himself 1 1000015
Angie Xtravaganza Actor Himself 1 1000014
Stevie Saint Laurent Actor Himself 1 1000013
David Xtravaganza Actor Himself 1 1000017
David Ian Xtravaganza Actor Himself 1 1000018
Jennie Livingston Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jennie Livingston Director n/a 2 2000001
Venus Xtravaganza Actor Himself 1 1000020
David "The Father" Xtravaganza Actor Himself 1 1000019
Octavia Saint Laurent Actor Himself 1 1000012
Avis Pendavis Actor Himself 1 1000011
Pepper Labeija Actor Himself 1 1000005
Paris Dupree Actor Himself 1 1000004
Dorian Corey Actor Himself 1 1000003
Brooke Actor Herself 1 1000002
Junior Labeija Actor Himself 1 1000006
Willi Ninja Actor Himself 1 1000007
Sol Pendavis Actor Himself 1 1000010
Freddie Pendavis Actor Himself 1 1000009
Sandy Ninja Actor Himself 1 1000008
Davis Lacy Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Nigel Finch Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Lloyd Goldfine Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000009
Theo Crimona Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000008
Michael Bon Villain Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000007
Benjamin P Speth Camera camerawork 120798 6000006
Jennie Livingston Photography still photographer 120835 6000010
Dorian Corey Photography still photographer 120835 6000011
Bonnie Blake Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000015
Zinka Benton Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000014
Josef Astor Photography still photographer 120835 6000013
Hector Crespo Photography still photographer 120835 6000012
Alyson Denny Camera camerawork 120798 6000005
Frank Prinzi Camera camerawork 120798 6000004
Richard W Dooley Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Meg McLagan Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Claire Goodman Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Barry Swimar Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Natalie Hill Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Elise Pettus Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000002
William Megalos Camera camerawork 120798 6000003
Maryse Alberti Camera 2nd unit camera 120798 6000002
Paul Gibson Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Carmen Actor Herself 1 1000001
Synopsis
A look at the subculture of gay Harlem, which features drag balls, where gay blacks and hispanics, representing various "houses," compete for trophies. The film details the lives of flamboyant characters with names like Pepper LeBeija, Willie Ninja and Venus Xtravaganza, who live to strut their stuff on-stage at these Balls--part social club, part fashion show. But "Paris is Burning" is also a portrait of an alternative community with surprisingly conventional desires for stability, security and self-validation.