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2011 Lake Forest Literary Festival

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Lake Forest Literary Festival Schedule

Thursday, January 13

  • Jan
    13
    John Waters Film Fest: “Pink Flamingos” (1972)  
    4:15 p.m. 
    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

  • Jan
    25
    John Waters Film Fest: “Polyester” (1981)  
    6:00 p.m. 
    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

  • Feb
    22
    John Waters Film Fest: “Serial Mom” (1994)  
    6:00 p.m. 
    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.