Kiki

Kiki  Kiki  P
Sara Jordenö
Sweden / USA / 2016 / Color / 94mins

Berlin International Film Festival 2016 - Teddy Award - Best Documentary-/Essay Film
Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival 2016 - Emerging Talent
Sundance Film Festival 2016

In New York City, LGBTQ youth-of-color gather out on the Christopher Street Pier, practicing a performance-based artform, Ballroom, which was made famous in the early 1990s by Madonna’s music video “Vogue” and the documentary “Paris Is Burning.” Twenty-five years after these cultural touchstones, a new and very different generation of LGBTQ youth have formed an artistic activist subculture, named the Kiki Scene. KIKI follows seven characters from the Kiki community over the course of four years, using their preparations and spectacular performances at events known as Kiki balls as a framing device.