John Waters: This Filthy World

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When and Where:
Saturday, November 12, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
at Madame Walker Theatre Center

617 Indiana Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227

John Waters

OPTIONAL: Bring new children's athletic shoes (sizes 10-4) and help Spirit & Place support Samaritan's Feet.

Event Description:

Famous for directing films such as Hairspray, John Waters' one-man show is a "vaudeville" act that celebrates the film career and obsessional tastes of the man William Burroughs once called "The Pope of Trash." Focusing in on Waters’ early negative artistic influences and his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, physical transformation through fashion, and the extremes of the contemporary art world, this joyously devious monologue elevates all that is trashy in life into a call to arms to “filth followers” everywhere.

Also, see Bodies of Waters, an exhibition inspired by characters in John Waters films created by top pop surrealists. Artists such as Glenn Barr, Paul Chatem, Shaunna Peterson, Amy Casey, Rob Day, Casey Roberts, among others, will have work on display from November 4-19 at Big Car Gallery. Exhibit runs Nov. 4-19, Thursday-Saturday,11 AM-6 PM at Big Car Gallery.

Presented by iMOCA, Big Car, Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival, and IUPUI Herron School of Art and Design. Questions? Call 317-450-6630 or email

Recommended for age 18 or older.
*Tickets for John Waters: This Filthy World are $10 for Herron students, iMOCA members, and as an add-on to the Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival. Discount tickets are limited. Only 2 can be purchased per person and are available at iMOCA, Herron School of Art, Big Car Gallery, and Service Center at Lafayette Square.

Photo credit: Greg Gorman