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Celebrity Theatre, Arizona (USA)

Sun Jun 30 2019 7:30PM

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John Waters

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Presented by: Celebrity Theatre

Celebrity Theatre presents the John Waters lecture "This Filthy World" on Sunday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m.

The new John Waters book, Mr. Know It All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder, will release on May 21, 2019 and will be available to purchase at this event. John Waters will be available for a meet & greet and signing for all attendees following the show. Book sales and meet & greet sponsored by Changing Hands Bookstore.

A VIP Ticket include a seat in the first two rows, a copy of John Waters' new book Mr. Know It All (to be picked up at the Celebrity Theater at the event), and front of line access for the post-show meet & greet and signing.

VIP books can only be picked up at the venue.
Additional books by John Waters will be available for sale on June 30 provided by Changing Hands Bookstore.

John Waters has written and directed sixteen movies including Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Hairspray, Cry Baby, Serial Mom and A Dirty Shame. He is a photographer whose work has been shown in galleries all over the world and the author of eight books: Shock Value, Crackpot, Pink Flamingos and Other Trash, Hairspray, Female Trouble and Multiple Maniacs, and Art: A Sex Book (co-written with Bruce Hainley), Role Models and Carsick. The gift book, Make Trouble, published by Algonquin Books in 2017, features the text, with illustrations, of Waters’ commencement speech delivered at the 2015 Rhode Island School of Design graduation ceremony and was subsequently released as an audio album in 7” single format by Third Man Records. John Waters is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Additionally, he is a past member of the boards of The Andy Warhol Foundation and Printed Matter, a former member of the Wexner Center International Arts Advisory Council, and was selected as a juror for the 2011 Venice Biennale. In 2017, Waters’ was honored when his “Study Art” series was selected to be featured at the Biennale in Venice. Mr. Waters also serves on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Film Festival and has been a key participant in the Provincetown International Film Festival since it began in 1999, the same year Waters was honored as the first recipient of PIFF’s “Filmmaker on the Edge” award. In September, 2014, Film Society of Lincoln Center honored John Waters’ fifty years in filmmaking with a 10-day celebration entitled “Fifty Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?” featuring a complete retrospective of his film work. In May, 2015, Waters was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and the same by the Maryland Institute College of Arts (MICA) in May, 2016. In the Fall of 2015, the British Film Institute also honored John’s fifty year contribution to cinema with their own program called “The Complete Films of John Waters…Every Goddam One of Them.” The French Minister of Culture bestowed the rank of Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters to Mr.Waters. In February, 2017, John Waters was honored with the Writers Guild of America, East’s Ian McLellan Hunter Award honoring his body of work as a writer in motion pictures. “Indecent Exposure”, a retrospective of Waters’ art will open at the Baltimore Museum of Art in Fall, 2018 and will travel to the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus OH in Spring, 2019.


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