JOHN WATERS: ICONIC FILMMAKER COMES TO HUDSON
Basilica Hudson + Shawn Nightingale Productions Present John Waters’ One-Man-Show “This Filthy World, Volume 2”
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
8 PM SHOW, 7 PM DOORS
A BENEFIT PERFORMANCE FOR BASILICA ARTS + THE AIDS COUNCIL OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK
$125 General admission | $175 Preferred Seating with Open Bar
$50 Students (with valid ID)
Visionary filmmaker and one-of-a-kind personality JOHN WATERS (Cry Baby, Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Female Trouble, and Hairspray) will make his EXCLUSIVE and ONLY PERFORMANCE in the region at Basilica Hudson on October 18. Waters takes on taboo topics as only he can do in his hilarious and completely uncensored one-man show “This Filthy World, Volume 2”. Waters, who has been dubbed “the Pope of Trash” and branded “O for Offensive” by the Catholic Church, earned his bad reputation by turning bad taste into high art. Part confession, part Vaudeville act, he’ll share with a live theater audience in Hudson his origins in the trash genre and his subsequent adventures navigating everything from fashion to true crime.
Waters will be arriving in Hudson on the heels of his Lincoln Center Retrospective this September, celebrating his 50 years in film and his recent best-selling book release Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes across America. At 2 PM on Saturday, October 18, a book signing for Carsick will be hosted by Andrew Arrick and Michael Hofemann of FINCH: life curated, located at 613 Warren Street in Hudson.
About John Waters:
Born in Baltimore to an upper-middle-class family, many of John Waters’ films satirize suburban America, social conventions and attitudes. He began making short underground films in the 1960s with an 8mm camera received as a birthday present from his grandmother. Waters dubbed his assembled troupe of characters and crew – that included friends, schoolmates and other misfits – Dreamland Studios. Under Waters’ guiding hand and the make-up genius of Van Smith, one of the Dreamlanders, Harris Glenn Milstead, became DIVINE, the international drag superstar. In the 16 films Waters has written and directed, he has worked with such pop-culture icons as Johnny Depp, Deborah Harry, Ricki Lake, Kathleen Turner, Traci Lords, Patricia Hearst, Iggy Pop, and Troy Donahue.