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His films are legendary, his visage iconic, and his taste for filth is unbound, and now John Waters is getting a retrospective at Lincoln Center. September 5 - 14, The Film Society of Lincoln Center in NYC becomes a cathedral to comic crudeness with 50 Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take? Never before has there been so comprehensive a look at the career of the Baltimore cinema savant, with rare prints of Waters’ earliest short films being shown along with Serial Mom, Pink Flamingos, Cecil B. Demented, and more. Waters will also be in attendance and doing Q&A sessions for much of the festival. The Early Shorts of John Waters segment of the fest is also free and open to the public.
Along with Waters’ own body of work, there will also be a series of films called John Waters Presents: “Movies I’m Jealous I Didn’t Make.” Eight films from the likes of David Cronenberg and Mai Zetterling that make even John Waters green with envy for their ludicrously tragic displays of darkness and perversity. Films being shown include:
Crash (David Cronenberg)Night Games (Mai Zetterling)Final Destination (James Wong)Killer Joe (William Friedkin)Before I Forget (Jacques Nolot)
Few filmmakers dare to tread the kind of ground Waters does with gleeful exuberance. Waters makes sex, murder, and depravity into a technicolor playground and helped turn midnight into a perfectly acceptable time to go see a movie.
To learn more, go to: http://www.filmlinc.com/
50 Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?September 5 - 14, 2014
The Film Society of Lincoln Center144 W 65th St.New York, NY 10023
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