JOHN WATERS: POPE OF TRASH
No other American filmmaker has made bad taste perversely transcendent like the man known by such dubious titles as The Sultan of Sleaze, The Baron of Bad Taste or The Pope of Trash. One of the grandfathers of cult cinema, John Waters is best known for directing boundary-pushing independent comedies, three of which we’ll be screening to coincide with the release of the Waters-inspired Please Baby Please starring Andrea Riseborough.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1946, John Waters is one of the most eccentric and transgressive figures in global independent cinema, to the point of being crowned “Pope of Trash”. An author of controversial films, in over fifty years of his career he has recounted, with his particular ironic and provocative gaze, the problems that crossed the society and the art world of his time and, in particular, he has targeted traditional Western values.