THEATER 1 Wed, Sep 6, 2023 8:00 PM
THEATER 1 Sat, Sep 9, 2023 7:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1972
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:John Waters
David Lochary
Mary Vivian Pearce
Mink Stole
Danny Mills
Screenwriter:John Waters


Waters’s subversive counterculture shocker stars the iconic Divine as Babs Johnson, a wanted criminal deemed by tabloids to be the “Filthiest Person Alive.” When her title is challenged by two sociopaths, a foul fight, where no taboo is off limits, begins. Featuring pig heads, cannibalism, and feces—oh my!—the film was given an NC-17 by the MPAA for its “wide range of perversions in explicit details” and banned in Australia, Norway, and—allegedly still to this day—in Hicksville, New York. Beloved by late night and grindhouse audiences from the start, PINK FLAMINGOS celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2022 with a Criterion Collection release (the disc comes with a barf bag) and, in a comforting case of the establishment embracing the indecent, a place in the National Film Registry, a division of the federal government.


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