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An Evening with John Waters

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An Evening with John Waters

Workshop
Thursday, October 15
7:30 - 10 pm
Mills Concert Hall
Cost: Free
John Waters comes to campus for the LGBTQ History Month keynote: This Filthy World.

John Waters has written and directed sixteen movies including Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Hairspray, Cry Baby, Serial Mom and A Dirty Shame. He is a photographer whose work has been shown in galleries all over the world and the author of seven books: Shock Value, Crackpot, Pink Flamingos and Other Trash, Hairspray, Female Trouble and Multiple ManiacsArt: A Sex Book (co-written with Bruce Hainley), and Role Models.

Waters' book, Carsick, which chronicles his hitchhiking adventure across the United States in May of 2012 was published in June, 2014. John Waters is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is on The Wexner Center International Arts Advisory Council. Additionally, he is a past member of the boards of The Andy Warhol Foundation and Printed Matter and was selected as a juror for the 2011 Venice Biennale.

Waters also serves on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Film Festival and has been a key participant in the Provincetown International Film Festival since it began in 1999, the same year Waters was honored as the first recipient of PIFF's "Filmmaker on the Edge" award. In September, 2014, Film Society of Lincoln Center honored John Waters' fifty years in filmmaking with a 10-day celebration entitled "Fifty Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?" featuring a complete retrospective of his film work.

Doors open at 7PM. Admission is free, tickets are not necessary, general admission and seating. Books will be available for sale by A Room of One's Own Bookstore.

John Waters has written and directed sixteen movies including Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Hairspray, Cry Baby, Serial Mom and A Dirty Shame. He is a photographer whose work has been shown in galleries all over the world and the author of seven books: Shock Value, Crackpot, Pink Flamingos and Other Trash, Hairspray, Female Trouble and Multiple ManiacsArt: A Sex Book (co-written with Bruce Hainley), and Role Models.

Waters' book, Carsick, which chronicles his hitchhiking adventure across the United States in May of 2012 was published in June, 2014. John Waters is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is on The Wexner Center International Arts Advisory Council. Additionally, he is a past member of the boards of The Andy Warhol Foundation and Printed Matter and was selected as a juror for the 2011 Venice Biennale.

Waters also serves on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Film Festival and has been a key participant in the Provincetown International Film Festival since it began in 1999, the same year Waters was honored as the first recipient of PIFF's "Filmmaker on the Edge" award. In September, 2014, Film Society of Lincoln Center honored John Waters' fifty years in filmmaking with a 10-day celebration entitled "Fifty Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?" featuring a complete retrospective of his film work.

Doors open at 7PM. Admission is free, tickets are not necessary, general admission and seating. Books will be available for sale by A Room of One's Own Bookstore.

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