Film Series: "Polyester"

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Film Series: "Polyester"
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Crocker Art Museum says
This summer, we cool off in the Setzer Foundation Auditorium and celebrate the art of camp, with films that are exuberant, playful, dramatized, and hilarious (though not always intentionally). Arrive early to enjoy campy cocktails in the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club, then head into the auditorium (sorry, no food or drinks allowed) for an evening of film and fun. Each presentation will begin with an illuminating introduction by local film lover and historian Jacob Greenberg and a campy short film showcasing some of the best (and weirdest) of underground cinema.

The featured film for July is Polyester. The consummate camp classic, Polyester stars the legendary drag queen Divine as suburban housewife Francine Fishpaw, who tries to escape her cheating husband for the dashing Tom Tomorrow (Tab Hunter). Written, directed, and produced by John Waters, this darkly comedic send-up of suburbia is as wonderfully weird and original as it was innovative and influential.

$6 Members, $10 Students/youth, $12 Nonmembers.
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