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Now Playing through March 9 at IFC Center: Kiki

Producer: Lori Cheatle

25 years after Paris is Burning introduced vogueing to the world, Kiki revisits NYC’s thriving underground ballroom scene. It’s a larger-than-life world in which LGBTQ youths of color are empowered by staging elaborate dance competitions to showcase dynamic choreography, fabulous costumes and fierce attitude. With intimate access to the scene, the film goes beyond the glamour of the balls, spotlighting a safe haven that offers acceptance, support and community to struggling, at-risk queer black and Latino young people.

Dates: March 1-9, 2017
Q&A with Filmmaker and Stars at select screenings March 1-4, 2017 
Location: IFC Center, 323 6th avenue, New York, NY 10014
Run Time: 96 minutes
Tickets: $15 Adult / $11 Senior or Child / $10 IFC Center Member
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Kiki is in in theaters and available on demand through iTunes, Amazon Video, Youtube, VUDU, DirectTV Cinema, Microsoft, and Google Play.



Lori Cheatle, Producer

Lori Cheatle founded Hard Working Movies, an independent production company in Brooklyn, NY, to produce films that appeal to wide audiences, working with a range of award-winning directors. Her films have screened at the top international film festivals, and in cinemas and on television broadcast worldwide. They include the feature documentaries: Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart (dir. Jeremiah Zagar, HBO, Sky Atlantic); 112 Weddings, which won multiple audience awards and was produced with HBO, BBC Storyville and ZDF/Arte and released by Dogwoof and Zeitgeist; 51 Birch Street (dir. Doug Block), called “One of the 10 best films of the year” by the New York Times, and won several awards and critics prizes; The Edge of Dreaming, released internationally and broadcast on POV; This Land is Your Land, selected for The Whitney Biennial and many others.


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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts
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