2011 Lake Forest Literary Festival
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Lake Forest Literary Festival Schedule
Thursday, January 13
- John Waters Film Fest: “Pink Flamingos” (1972)Jan13
McCormick Auditorium Starring Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, and Mink Stole
Join us for the first of eight films that comprise the John Waters Film Festival.Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as “The Filthiest Person Alive.” This is perhaps the top “gross out” movie of all time. Introduction by Associate Professor of English Davis Schneiderman.
Tuesday, January 25
- John Waters Film Fest: “Polyester” (1981)Jan25
McCormick Auditorium, Middle Campus Starring Divine, Tab Hunter, and Edith Massey
A suburban housewife’s world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he’s serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who’s been breaking local women’s feet. The original theatrical release included “Odorama”—scratch ‘n’ sniff cards for the audience. Introduction by Liz Benacka, a lecturer at the College who is teaching the course John Waters and American Culture.
Tuesday, February 22
- John Waters Film Fest: “Serial Mom” (1994)Feb22
McCormick Auditorium, Middle Campus Starring Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, and Ricki Lake
Part of the John Waters film festival, Serial Mom is about a mother who takes her role as caregiver a bit too seriously. Introduction by Associate Professor of English Davis Schneiderman.