Exhilarating. An indelible, must-see ode to gay New York.
— Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
Wonderfully alive and emotional.
— Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Joyous and genuinely inspiring. Makes you feel good about the future.
— Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
Artistic and thought-provoking. 'Paris is Burning' for the millennial set.
— Lauren Wissot, Filmmaker Magazine
Presented by Sundance Selects | United States | Feb 24th, 2017 | 95 MINS | NR
25 years after Paris Is Burning introduced the art of voguing to the world, Kiki revisits New York City’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 that showcase their dynamic choreography, fabulous costumes, and fierce attitude. It’s also a safe haven for struggling, at-risk teens who find acceptance, support, and friendship within the Kiki community. Granted intimate access to the scene, filmmaker Sara Jordenö introduces viewers to some of Kiki culture’s most prominent personalities, going beyond the glamour of the balls to highlight the serious challenges facing queer black and Latino young people. Bringing together heartrending personal stories with incredible displays of creative expression, Kiki is “exhilarating…an indelible, must-see ode to gay New York” (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times).
- Sara Jordenö
- Annika Rogell
- Lori Cheatle
- Sara Jordenö
- Twiggy Pucci Garcon
Winner - Teddy Award
Berlin International Film Festival
Winner - Emerging Filmmaker Award
Winner - Kathleen Bryant Edwards Award for Human Rights
Full Frame Film Festival