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FABULOUS

  • NORTHWEST FILM FORUM 1515 12th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019 | 7:15 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM

France | 2019 | 47 minutes | Audrey Jean-Baptiste | In French with English subtitles

Originally from French Guiana, Lasseindra learned voguing, runway walking, and body-dropping dance battling from her found family in New York City’s underground, before moving to Paris to establish her own House of Ninja and foster the French ballroom scene. In this documentary addressing overlapping struggles regarding race, religion, culture, and queerness, director Audrey Jean-Baptiste captures Lasseindra’s return to her rigidly gendered home country, where she teaches voguing workshops to LGBTQ+ youth. Her determination to live an authentic life on her own terms proves inspirational to her students, who, through dance, learn to love themselves and be proud, confident, and fabulous.

This film is deaf-friendly.

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VOGUING THE MESSAGE 

David Bronstein, Dorothy Low, Jack Walworth; 1989; USA; 13 min: CC
Voguing competitions that parody fashion shows and rate the contestants on the basis of movement, appearance and costume, are highlighted in this 1989 documentary that provides early access to the movement that eventually swept the nation.

FABULOUS

Director: Audrey Jean-Baptiste

Principal Cast: Lasseindra Ninja

Country: France

Year: 2019

Running Time: 47 minutes 

Producers: Audrey Estrougo

Writer: Audrey Jean-Baptiste

Editor: Billie Belin

Music: Tanguy Laillier

Language:  French



Earlier Event: October 17
THE BLONDE ONE (Encore Screening)
Later Event: October 17
BILLIE AND EMMA (Encore Screening)