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2011 Lake Forest Literary Festival

Check out the biographies and details of the 2011 festival.

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.

Thursday, March 3

  • Mar
    3
    John Waters Film Fest: “Pecker” (1998)  
    4:15 p.m. 
    McCormick Auditorium, Middle Campus (Starring Edward Furlong, Christina Ricci, Bess Armstrong
    Part of the John Waters film festival, this movie is about a Baltimore sandwich shop employee who becomes an overnight sensation in the art world. Introduction by Liz Benacka, lecturer in the Department of Communication, who is teaching the course John Waters and American Culture.

Tuesday, March 15

  • Mar
    15
    John Waters Film Fest: “Cecil B. Demented” (2000)  
    6:00 p.m. 
    McCormick Auditorium, Middle Campus Starring Melanie Griffith, Steven Dorff, and Alicia Witt
    Part of the John Waters film fest, this movie is about an insane independent film director and his renegade group of teen filmmakers who kidnap a Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film. Introduction by students in the communication course John Waters and American Culture.