PINK FLAMINGOS (EVENING COURSE: HEROIC GESTURES)

JOHN WATERS

See “the filthiest people alive” in this cult film by the incorrigible king of trash, John Waters. Featuring the late drag artist Divine, the film appeared at the tail end of the U.S. counterculture. With scenes still to shock, the film’s sheer exuberance and deadpan humour conceal the fact of its valid commentary on society’s obsession with celebrity and fame. 

Divine as hero? Or simply trash? James Armstrong (NCAD) will speak about the 1970s U.S. avant-garde and the emergence of oppositional heroes in the films of Waters and others including Warhol/Paul Morrissey.

This event is taking place as part of the IFI Evening Course, Heroic Gestures (February 4th – March 11th). Full course price: €60 (€55 concessions), including tea/coffee. Please book your place by calling Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or emailing scorrigan@irishfilm.ie (Individual tickets for films on this Course are not available.)

93 minutes, U.S.A., 1972, Comedy/Crime/Horror

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