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John Waters Film Festival: Cry-Baby
August 11 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
In conjunction with the exhibition Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans, five films by iconic movie director and artist John Waters will be screened in Stern Auditorium throughout the summer. Waters’ photography is featured in the exhibition. All movies start at 7 pm.
- Friday, July 21: Pink Flamingos (1972)
- Friday, July 28: Polyester (1981)
- Friday, August 4: Hairspray (1988)
- Friday, August 11: Cry-Baby (1990)
- Friday, August 18: Pecker (1998)
FREE to NOMA Members and teens (13-19) | $12.00 adults | $10.00 seniors (65+) & active military with ID | $8.00 university students with ID | $6.00 children (7-12)
From rottentomatoes.com: “Eisenhower is President. Rock ‘n’ Roll is king. And Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker is the baddest hood in his high school. Johnny Depp heads up a supercool cast as the irresistible bad boy whose amazing ability to shed one single tear drives all the girls wild — especially Allison Vernon Williams (Amy Locane), a rich, beautiful ‘square’ who finds herself uncontrollably drawn to the dreamy juvenile delinquent and his forbidden world of rockabilly music, fast cars and faster women. It’s the hysterical high-throttle world of 1954 in director John Waters’ outrageous musical comedy.” (Rated PG-13 | 1 hour, 25 minutes) Watch the original trailer.