Museum: John Waters film fest hails part of collector’s gift

By : Wire Report
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The New Orleans Museum of Art is about to begin a John Waters film festival to celebrate a gift of photographs and a sculpture by the movie maker.

Waters’ pieces include “Pig Latin,” a 6 1/2-foot-long (2-meter) strip of photos showing eight movie scenes with a pig Latinized line from seven of them, starting with Marlon Brando in “On the Waterfront” and “I-way oulda-cay een-bay a-way ontender-cay.” Then there’s “Toilet Training,” a 5 1/2-foot (1.7-meter) strip of photographs showing toilet scenes from nine movies including John Travolta in “Pulp Fiction” and Nicole Kidman in “Eyes Wide Shut.”

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Legendary director John Waters in Orlando for Come Out With Pride

By : Stephen Miller
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ORLANDO – Who’d have thought that a commitment to bad taste would change cinema – and comedy – forever?

In his 60-plus years as a filmmaker, best-selling author, cartoon voice and onstage performer, John Waters has done just that. As part of Come Out With Pride’s Out in the Open Film Festival, Waters is bringing his one-man journey in the world of misfits to Orlando. For one night only – Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. – the legend will present An Evening with John Waters at The Abbey, filling the downtown performance venue with his off-color stories, sharp wit, and even sharper mustache.

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