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Kiki (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Kiki compassionately captures a scene on the social margins, offering -- and demanding -- respect and empathy for people to whom it's too often denied.

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Sundance Selects will release the documentary KIKI, a dynamic coming of age story about resilience and the transformative art form that is voguing. KIKI offers riveting and complex insight into the daily lives of a group of LGBTQ youth-of-color who comprise the "Kiki" scene, a vibrant, safe space for performance created and governed by these activists.

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There is a bit of audience longing for more dance, more fun, more of the excellent music by Qween Beat, more trash talk and lingo, but "Kiki" doesn't offer up the fun without the realities that these youth face.

May 29, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

One thing Kiki does really well is show how these dance competitions are an organizational structure for kids who might otherwise slip through the cracks.

March 1, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"Kiki" shows us a group of brave and beautiful souls for whom the struggle is, unfortunately, probably about to get even harder.

February 28, 2017 | Full Review…

[An] adroit documentary on the new generation of those in the ballroom and voguing scenes ...

February 28, 2017 | Full Review…

It's an honest examination of the powers, and limits, of subcultures and small communities-and how quickly things can change for better or worse within them.

February 24, 2017 | Full Review…

"Kiki" often casts a rueful gaze, but it's also exuberant and alive, and never despairing.

February 23, 2017 | Full Review…

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