kikiDir. Sara Jordenö 2016 Sweden 95 mins

Outburst is thrilled to welcome Twiggy Pucci Garçon and Chi Chi Mizrahi back to Belfast for a special screening of Kiki, the award-winning documentary featuring the performers from the House event at Outburst last year.

In New York City, LGBTQ+ youth-of-color gather out on the Christopher Street Pier, practicing a performance-based artform, Ballroom, 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. We follow seven LGB and trans people from the Kiki community over the course of four years, their preparations and spectacular performances, battles with homelessness, illness and prejudice as well as their gains towards political influence, the conquering of affirming gender-expressions and their preparations to leave home, some for the first time, to perform at a certain queer arts festival in Northern Ireland…

Twiggy and Chi Chi will introduce Kiki with a special performance at 8.45pm before the film. And afterwards there’ll be music in the QFT bar with DJ and leading pioneer of Ballroom Culture in the UK, CVNT TRAXX, so you can make some moves if you’re feeling inspired!

Kiki dance workshop with Twiggy and Chi Chi on Saturday 19th November.
See Participate section for full details.

Wth thanks to Claire Hall, producer.

WINNER of the 2016 Teddy Award, (Best Documentary) Berlin Film Festival

Thursday 17th November