Jennie Livingston
Date of Birth
Feb 24, 1962
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, CA


Filmmaker Jennie Livingston made the independent feature-length documentary Paris Is Burning (1990) a fascinating and moving look into the world of New York African-American and Latino homosexuals who express their feelings, about being forced to live on the fringe of society, by holding elaborately staged drag balls and "vogue," a stylized dance rivalry. The film earned "Best Documentary" awards...