This Filthy World
This article is from 2007.
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?
John Waters: This Filthy World, Cineworld, 623 8030, 16 Aug, 8.30pm, £10.50 (£7.35).