Polyester

Friday Oct 12, 2018

3405 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
US

Phone: 255-1848
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$9-$11


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John Waters' portrait of a perfect suburban family gone very, very wrong.

POLYESTER is John Waters' portrait of a perfect suburban family gone very, very wrong. Divine (PINK FLAMINGOS, FEMALE TROUBLE, HAIRSPRAY) is Francine Fishpaw, a housewife whose perfect life is crumbling. Her daughter Lulu announces she is quitting school to chase her dream of working as a stripper.  Her delinquent son Dexter is a sex pervert who has been stomping women's feet all over Baltimore. And she discovers that Elmer, her husband, is having an affair with his secretary Sandra (festival favorite Mink Stole).  Francine soon descends into alcoholism and despair as Elmer and Sandra mount a campaign to torment and humiliate her.  At absolute rock bottom, Francine is swept off of her feet by her dream man, Todd Tomorrow (Tab Hunter, in his iconic comeback role). Of course, as any John Waters fan knows, Francine’s newfound happiness, love and luck can't possibly last forever. Filmed originally in Odorama, POLYESTER is a certifiable classic film by a genius director working at the top of his game. 

TICKET PRICES:   $11.00 General Admission     $9.00 for WOW Members
Tickets purchased online will be held at will call of the venue of your first screening. Punch-cards and passes purchased online will have to be picked up starting September 29th at Self Serve Toys located at 3904B Central Ave SE (505-265-5815). You will NOT receive your pass or punch-card in the mail or at the venues. To pick up your online order, we ask that you bring along a picture ID to redeem your purchases. Simply showing up with a printout or a confirmation number isn't enough.

See also: Reel World

Watch OUT West

The Way OUT West Film Festival returns to Albuquerque Friday, Oct. 12 to Thursday, Oct. 18. Formerly known as the Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, this international showcase for features, documentaries and shorts has been running since 2003. The opening night Showcase Film (playing Oct. 12 at 7pm) is Matt Tyrnauer’s documentary Studio 54, which charts the rise and fall of New York’s legendarily hedonistic disco hotspot Studio 54. That’s followed (at 9:30pm) by a screening of John Waters’ 1981 cult film Polyester, starring Divine and Tab Hunter. The closing night film (Oct. 18 at 8:45pm) is Ondi Timoner’s biopic Mapplethrope, starring Matt Smith (“Doctor Who”) as the controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. In between you can choose international dramas like Eva + Candela (Cómo te Llamas?) from Colombia, documentaries like the feminist filmmaker chronicle Dykes, Camera, Action! and queer comedies such as the French rom-com Kiss Me! The popular shorts compilations “Fun in Girl’s Shorts” and “Where the Boys Are” also make a return appearance. Tickets are $11 per film or $9 for Way OUT West members. Four-film punchcards run $40, eight-film punchcards are $75, and $125 gets you a full festival pass. All screenings take place at Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE). For a complete schedule of films and times, go to wayoutwestfilmfest.com.

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