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Directed by John Waters. US. 1988. PG. 1 hour 36 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital .
Sat., April 18, 2020
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April 18, 2020
4:30 pm

When Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), an overweight teen, auditions for a spot on a popular teen dance show, she beats out the spiteful Amber von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick), winning over Amber’s boyfriend (Michael St. Gerard) in the process. After meeting some black students at her school, Tracy begins to push for more racial integration on the dance show. This gets her into trouble on many sides, especially with Amber’s pushy parents (Sonny Bono, Deborah Harry). Also stars Jerry Stiller, Waters regular Mink Stole, and Divine in her last role. 

This screening of Hairspray (1988) is part of a two-day John Waters Festival which includes screening of  Polyester on Fri, Apr 17 @ 9:45 PM and the live event This Filthy World: An Evening with John Waters on Sat, Apr 18 @ 7:30 PM! All Live Event and Film Tickets Sold Separately.