Friday, January 6, 2012

Page to Stage: Popcorn and a Movie!

This upcoming Monday, January 9th, at 6:30 PM, we'll be holding a very special Page to Stage downstairs at the Shirlington Library. Come on down to watch the original film Hairspray, written and directed by John Waters in 1988. Set in 1963 Baltimore, the comedy deals with issues such as body image and racial segregation. The movie stars Ricki Lake as Tracy, the “pleasantly plump” teenager; Divine, as her overweight and overbearing mother and features Sonny Bono and Jerry Stiller. Afterwards, stick around for a few minutes to talk about the movie, the musical, and the different ways they tell this timeless story. The movie's free, the popcorn's free - why would you not want to do this? We'll see you on Monday!

"The movie is a bubble-headed series of teenage crises and crushes..." 
Roger Ebert

"Waters's best movie"
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

"The Waters film for your grandma, who will probably be only a little bit freaked out by it." 
Tim Brayton, Antagony and Ecstasy.


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