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DECEMBER 01-04
Pink Flamingo Cinema x Static Vision present PURE FILTH: celebrating the noxious, notorious and downright nasty films of John Waters

We’re back live and in person, ready to bring you a special selection of his finest works over four nights at the low, low price of $10 per ticket(!!), with further discounts(!!) available. Doors open 30-(odd) minutes before start times listed below.

Tickets and schedule here, or for the ~full experience~ you can get the all-sessions Pope of Trash pass (plus Static Vision’s Daydreams program on December 5)


PINK FLAMINGOS – Wednesday December 1 @ 7:30PM

“FILTH IS MY POLITICS! FILTH IS MY LIFE!”

We’re kicking things off with the first in his Trash Trilogy, the 1972 classic PINK FLAMINGOS. The wanted criminal and most beautiful woman in the world, Divine, holds court in a trailer on the outskirts of Baltimore with her mother Edie, son Crackers and travelling companion Cotton. Their peaceful existence is disrupted by the jealous Connie & Raymond Marble, whose desperation to steal Divine’s title of “The Filthiest Person Alive” kicks off a wildly escalating battle of grotesquerie culminating in one of the most infamous climaxes in cinema.
We’re delighted to present the Pink Flamingos in its fully uncut form theatrically, for the first time in this country, so you can fully immerse yourself in what Variety magazine called “one of the most vile, stupid and repulsive films ever made”.
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While we endeavour to give content warnings for our screenings this is a deliberately provocative work with a large number of scenes and images which a viewer may find unpleasant or upsetting. If you’d like further info we encourage you to have a look at a more detailed description here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Flamingos
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Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm screening. Tickets & full passes available online or on the door.


FEMALE TROUBLE – Thursday December 2 @ 7:30PM

“WHO WANTS TO BE FAMOUS? WHO WANTS TO DIE FOR ART?”

Join us for the second in his Trash Trilogy, 1974’s FEMALE TROUBLE- the spectacular life and times of Dawn Davenport, juvenile delinquent turned mass murderer/performance artist in her ravenous pursuit of fame, beauty and a pair of cha-cha heels. Scathing, hysterical and anchored by an electric lead performance, Female Trouble is the ultimate collaboration between Waters and muse Divine.
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While we endeavour to give content warnings for our screenings this is a deliberately provocative work with a large number of scenes and images which a viewer may find unpleasant or upsetting. If you’d like further info we encourage you to have a look at a more detailed description here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_Trouble
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Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm screening. Tickets & full passes available online or on the door.


Date Nite Double Feature: CRY-BABY & HAIRSPRAY December 3 @ 7PM

“YOU’VE MADE ME THE HAPPIEST JUVENILE DELINQUENT IN BALTIMORE!”

This date night double feature of HAIRSPRAY (1988) and CRY-BABY (1990) is Waters at his sweetest, a heady confection of pop-art aesthetic nostalgia with a whole lot of heart. Dance competitions, beauty pageants, hot rodding drapes VS uptight squares and youth-in-revolt against reactionaries all find their place in these acid love letters to a 1960s America that never really existed.
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Audience note: Hairspray contains themes of racial segregation in early 60s America and frequent mentions of fatphobic attitudes. Both are depicted in a strongly negative light, but if you’re concerned this might be a bad time for you we’d encourage having a look at a more detailed synopsis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hairspray_(1988_film)
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Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm screening of Hairspray, with Cry-Baby commencing at 9pm. Tickets & full passes available online or on the door.


Trash Triple: DESPERATE LIVING + POLYESTER + CECIL B. DEMENTED
December 4 @ 5PM

“YOUR HOLLYWOOD SYSTEM STOLE OUR SEX AND CO-OPTED OUR VIOLENCE!”

A True Trash Triple Feature!

DESPERATE LIVING (1977), the third in his Trash Trilogy, a high stakes lowbrow melodrama in which Mink Stole’s murderous housewife and her maid flee a crime scene only to find themselves in the terrible garbage-dump town of Mortville. Decadent, wretched and the peak aesthetic of Waters’ early works.

POLYESTER (1981) is the Douglas Sirk-inspired gateway film between the scatalogical mania of the early years and the slightly more mainstream work to come. Divine is in full Elizabeth Taylor mode as put-upon housewife Francine Fishpaw, indignity after insult heaped upon her as she struggles to keep her family together and find love- shot in glorious Odorama™!

In CECIL B. DEMENTED (2000) a band of no-budget filmmakers kidnap a Hollywood star and force her to act in their one-shot masterwork. Waters uses a loose retelling of the Patty Hearst story to vent his anger at an increasingly sanitised studio culture, with enduring love for his influences and filmmaking roots.
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While we endeavour to give content warnings for our screenings these films are deliberately provocative works with a large number of scenes and images which a viewer may find unpleasant or upsetting. If you’d like further info we encourage you to have a look at more detailed descriptions here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desperate_Living
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyester_(film)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_B._Demented
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Doors open at 4.30pm for a 5pm screening of Desperate Living, with Polyester at 7pm and Cecil B. Demented at 9pm. Tickets & full passes available online or on the door.


Static Vision presents DAYDREAMS: Five Films Exploring Hopes, Dreams and Imagined Worlds
Sunday December 5

Daydreams is a single-day, five-film exploration of hopes, dreams, and imagined worlds from independent screening collective Static Vision.
Featuring the NSW premieres of Berlinale FIPRESCI Jury Prize winner What Do We See When We Look At The Sky?, Sundance sleeper-hit Searchers, and experimental animated techno-noir Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus, retrospective screenings of David Byrne’s cult hit True Stories and long-lost Japanese weird waver The Warped Forest, two new shorts from Guy Maddin and the Brothers Johnson, and many more surprises, Daydreams transforms Static Vision’s Sydney home at Pink Flamingo Cinemas (located at Mothership Studios in the heart of Marrickville) into an otherworldly zone, for one day only, December 5, 2021. Tickets available here

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SCHEDULE
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12pm – Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus (+ Twelve Tales Told)
1.40pm – Searchers (+ Stump The Guesser)
3.30pm – What Do We See When We Look At The Sky? (+ The Rabbit Hunters)
6.30pm – True Stories
8.15pm – The Warped Forest