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Directed by John Waters. US. 1981. R. 1 hour 26 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital Restoration.
Fri., May 14, 2021
Member Passes Accepted
May 14, 2021
9:45 pm

UPDATE 9.17.2020 – The screening of Polyester has been rescheduled for Friday, May 14th, 2021.

Tickets purchased for the April 17th or October 10th screenings will be honored for the rescheduled date.

A frustrated housewife, Francine Fishpaw (Divine), tries to maintain her sanity while taking care of her dysfunctional household. Elmer (David Samson), her husband and the owner of an adult theater, is sleeping with his secretary, and her delinquent teen son, Dexter (Ken King), and pregnant teen daughter, Lulu (Mary Garlington), aren’t helping matters any. But when Francine meets dashing Todd Tomorrow (Tab Hunter), the owner of a theater specializing in art films, her life appears rosier.

This screening of Polyester is part of a two-day John Waters Festival which includes screening of  Hairspray (1988) on Saturday, May 15th at 4:30 PM and the live event This Filthy World: An Evening with John Waters on Saturday, May 15th at 7:30 PM. Tickets sold separately.