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The magnificent Divine 'Female Trouble'

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Welcome to Dreamland: Two Early John Waters Films

Daily from Jan. 25-26
7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Jan. 27
1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
$8 per screening
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Director John Waters revels in bad taste. His movies are unabashedly trashy, bombastic, joyous, and affectionate, starring characters who are unapologetic about who they are. Before he grabbed national commercial attention with Hairspray, he and his crew, Dreamland Repertory, were making delightfully garish movies free from Hollywood input. This two-part series at Trylon Cinema will screen two deep-cut Waters classics: Multiple Maniacs and Female Trouble. Both star Waters’ muse, drag queen Divine, and both feature homicidal rampages. In Multiple Maniacs, a group of crazy circus freaks decide to go on a killing jag in the suburbs. Female Trouble follows the downward slide of Dawn Davenport (Divine), a teen who runs away and becomes a killer after not receiving cha-cha heels for Christmas. See them both this weekend.