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State Theatre To Show John Waters Series

By |2015-10-08T09:00:00-04:00October 8th, 2015|Entertainment|

ANN ARBOR – Ann Arbor’s State Theatre will present a film series called “Yours Truly, John Waters,” a three-month celebration of the cult director’s most iconic features.
Waters is well known for breaking boundaries, writing films that revel in the world of bad taste. A current expose curated by State Theatre Senior Programmer Brian Hunter will show 10 well-known Waters films at 7 p.m. every Wednesday from Oct. 7- Dec. 9. Showings will include “Pink Flamingos,” “Female Trouble,” “Desperate Living,” “Polyester,” “Hairspray,” “I am Divine,” “Cry Baby,” “Serial Mom,” “Pecker” and “Cecil B. Demented.”
The commercial success of “Hairspray” (1988) and films that followed solidified Waters as one of the most known underground directors in American film history. Water’s early films featured a regular group of local friends turned actors, one of them being international drag queen icon, Divine, who Waters called his “close friend and fearless muse.”
The one film in the series not directed by Waters, “I Am Divine,” is a documentary about the life and career of Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead. “I Am Divine” won the 2013 Cinetopia International Film Festival Audience Award.
Tickets can be purchased line at http://www.michtheater.org or at the box office. The State Theatre is located at 233 S. State St., Ann Arbor.

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