Film Series: “Polyester” (1981, 86 minutes, R)

Presented by Crocker Art Museum

Back Event Jul 7, 2016 @ 7 pm

This summer, we cool off in the Setzer Foundation Auditorium and celebrate the art of camp, with campy films that are exuberant, playful, dramatized, and hilarious (though not always intentionally).

Each presentation will begin with an introduction by local film lover and historian Jacob Greenberg and a campy short film showcasing some of the best (and weirdest) of underground cinema.

The featured film for July is “Polyester.” The consummate camp classic, “Polyester” stars the legendary drag queen Divine as suburban housewife Francine Fishpaw, who tries to escape her cheating husband for the dashing Tom Tomorrow (Tab Hunter). Written, directed, and produced by John Waters, this darkly comedic send-up of suburbia is as wonderfully weird and original as it was innovative and influential. The short film “The Secret Cinema” (Paul Bartel, 1966) will start the evening.

Tickets may be purchased online or at the Museum admission desk.