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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).

Director

  • Sara Jordenö

Producers

  • Annika Rogell
  • Lori Cheatle

Writers

  • Sara Jordenö
  • Twiggy Pucci Garcon