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This Filthy World: An Evening with John Waters

October 15, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Type: Lecture

This Event:
* Is LGBTQ hosted
* Has LGBTQ content
* May be of interest to the LGBTQ community

This Filthy World: An Evening with John Waters

Presented by the LGBT Campus Center, Division of Student Life, with the Distinguished Lecture Series-Wisconsin Union Directorate

Thursday, October 15, 7:30pm

doors at 7:00pm

Mills Hall, 455 North Park Street

Questions and inquiries: LGBT Campus Center, lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu

Of note: John Waters is our keynote for LGBTQ History Month (Oct); books will be available for purchase

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 Maniacs, and Art: 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 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and appeared on bestseller lists for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Denver Post and The Boston Globe. 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. He 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.


October 15, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Gender and Sexuality Campus Center
(608) 265-3344


Mills Hall – UW Madison
455 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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