Superbia presents DEEP IN VOGUE at The Refuge.
After sell-out screenings at BFI Flare, Sheffield DocFest and New York Pride, DEEP IN VOGUE comes home to Manchester!
The documentary chronicles the explosive vogue renaissance in Manchester and the North West. Over the course of a year, directors Amy Watson and Dennis Keighron-Foster developed relationships with vogue house mothers and members of Manchester's voguing scene as they prepare to compete in the Manchester ICONS Vogue Ball.
The resulting film is a compelling exploration of the internal politics of vogue culture, and bigger issues such as the disenfranchisement of black youth, LGBT+ life, a shrinking welfare state, the death of art spaces, an increasingly reductive and commercialized gay scene and a lack of safe space for those who are truly different. The results are moving, dynamic, raw, powerful, funny and sexy.
DEEP IN VOGUE is about people coming to love and accept themselves, finding a new family through vogue. The film explores the history of vogue and ballroom, in which Black and Latinx gay men and trans people sought an aspirational artistic outlet in the 1980s, in much the same way that gay, queer, trans and QTIPOC people seek a safe space today.
The film was supported by a Superbia Grant and we are proud to present the Manchester premiere of the full and final cut of this landmark piece of queer cinema in this immersive screening in the beautiful basement club space at The Refuge.
Meet the filmmakers and cast and see epic performances from House of Ghetto with a full-on afterparty of voguing and music from DJs Jae & Night and Lil'Fee & Veba.
Film screening: 9pm–10:30pm
After party with performances: 11pm–3am
Limited screening + party tickets: £5, first come first served!
Party tickets only: £5