Join the Denver Film Society every July at CinemaQ as we present the year’s best LGBTQ+ cinema from around the world and celebrate the organizations in our own communities whose tireless work supports Denver’s vibrant LGBTQ+ scene. At CinemaQ, outstanding film, receptions, panels, and in-person filmmakers elevate the diverse perspectives, issues, and icons relevant to today’s LGBTQ+ community.
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Opens Friday, July 5th
Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene. Made over seven years, Paris Is Burning offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies, to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia and transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty.