John Waters

  • The List
  • 16 August 2007

This article is from 2007.

John Waters

This Filthy World

As the ‘Pope of Trash’, John Waters, comes to town to introduce and answer questions about This Filthy World, a film of his ever-evolving one man show. We ask him to take our quick questionnaire

5 words to describe the film you have at the Festival

Rude, joyous, juvenile, intellectual, dirty.

4 of your favourite cinemas in the world

The Charles Theatre, Baltimore (my local arthouse); the Earl Theatre, Baltimore (now closed – a great porn theatre); the Nuart Theatre, Los Angeles (Pink Flamingos played there for ten years); the Elgin Theatre, New York (now closed – Pink Flamingos premiered there).

3 people you would love to work with

Meryl Streep, Brenda Lee, Isabelle Huppert.

2 films you would love to see at the EIFF

Gus Van Sant’s Parnoid Park and André Téchiné’s The Witnesses.

1 thing you would love to change about film festivals if you were bestowed with the power to do so?

Nude ushers.

John Waters: This Filthy World, Cineworld, 623 8030, 16 Aug, 8.30pm, £10.50 (£7.35).

John Waters: This Filthy World

  • 2006
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jeff Garlin
  • Written by: John Waters
  • Cast: John Waters

Solo show from the man William Burroughs called 'the Pope of Trash', filmed in New York by Jeff Garlin.

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