DIRECTOR: SARA JORDENÖ - PRODUCERS: LORI CHEATLE, ANNIKA ROGELL - 2016
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: TOBIAS JANSON
WRITTEN BY SARA JORDENÖ & TWIGGY PUCCI GARCON
CINEMATOGRAPHER: NAITE GÁMEZ - EDITOR: RASMUS OHLANDER
HARD WORKING MOVIES/STORY (AB) CO-PRODUCTION
DISTRIBUTOR: IFC FILMS/SUNDANCE SELECTS
25 years after Paris Is Burning introduced the art of voguing to the world, the award-winning 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.
“A beautiful celebration of a subculture that’s still struggling to win the full respect it deserves” - The Atlantic
“In dark times, KIKI shines fierce and bright” - Vanity Fair
“Exhilarating - a must see” - Manohla Dargis, NY Times
WINNER: Teddy Award for best documentary Berlin International Film Festival;
Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights at Full Frame Film Festival;
Emerging Filmmaker award at Outfest;
Best SHOUT! Documentary at Sidewalk Film Fest, and more.
Nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and a GLAAD Award for Best Documentary