Barbette + Fontaine


Sat Apr 06 2024 at 01:00 pm to 03:00 pm


The Alcove Cantina | Round Rock, TX

Tickets: $10
All money from ticket sales for this event will go to the Barbette Foundation. More info to come soon!
Food and drink will be available for purchase.
"Barbette + Fontaine" is a film that weaves together the stories of two drag performers from different eras. Cynthia Lee Fontaine, a contemporary drag artist of RuPaul's Drag Race fame, pays tribute to the legacy of Barbette, a trailblazing drag performer.
The documentary delves into Barbette's remarkable journey, from a rural Texan upbringing to international fame in the 1920s, where she excelled as a trapeze artist and a drag performer. Cynthia shares her experiences in the modern drag scene, underscoring the significance of drag as an art form, particularly when drag has become entangled in political discourse in the United States.
Barbette and Cynthia triumphed over health challenges, exemplifying their resilience and determination. The documentary also highlights Barbette's connections with Parisian cultural icons such as Jean Cocteau, Josephine Baker, Pablo Picasso, and Coco Chanel, shedding light on the profound influence of LGBTQ+ individuals in the arts. Throughout, the film celebrates diversity and equality as integral themes.
This event will show the documentary, have a Q&A and performance by Cynthia Lee Fontaine of Rupaul’s Drag Race.

Where is it happening?

The Alcove Cantina, 119 E Main Street,Round Rock,TX,United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

Round Rock Pride

Host or Publisher Round Rock Pride

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