Summer Cinema: Polyester

Before television shows like Desperate Housewives and Modern Family were parodying suburban home life, there was John Waters’s Polyester. Its subject matter sounds like five movies of the week in one. The flick pokes fun at taboo topics ranging from abortion to adultery to alcoholism to the overzealous religious right, and stars the late drag queen extraordinaire Divine as a scorned housewife. At Patrick’s Cabaret you’ll be able to see this beautiful train wreck as part of the performance venue’s outdoor films series. The event starts around 6 p.m. with a drag show, poetry by Miles Walser, and music by Sarah Bonneville. Food vendors will be serving up hot dogs and frozen custard. Other movies scheduled to screen this summer include The Urban Explorers: Into the Darkness and Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes. Free; $5 suggested donation. 6 p.m.; film starts at 8 p.m. 3010 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.724.2736273.
Thu., June 24, 6 p.m., 2010

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