John Waters: A Divine Encounter Cinéma

John Waters is present at LUFF with a selection of four of his most emblematic movies, a «carte blanche» and the highlight of this divine encounter, his one-man show «This Filthy World». Born in 1946, Waters attended a catholic school before starting cinema studies, but quickly gave up. An obsessive movie buff, he nurtured a fascination for offbeat offerings. Amongst his inspirations are marginal directors such as Russ Meyer or H.G. Lewis, classic artists such as Ingmar Bergman and the movie «The Wizard Of Oz», one of the first film he watched in a theatre. With his troupe, the Dreamlanders, he directed his first short in 1964, «Hag In A Black Leather Jacket», which was shown only once. He then continues with provocative works such as «Mondo Trasho» (1969) or «Multiple Maniacs» (1970), most of which are now impossible to find due to music licensing issues. In 1972, he entered the spotlight and left his mark on the History of cinema with «Pink Flamingos», a «crime» according to his own words, that has become emblematic of Midnight Movies.