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A conversation with John Waters

Cult film director and author John Waters sits down for an interview with Front reporter Finn Kurtz

The Associated Students Films poster for the Western Washington University showing of False Negative. The performance and Q&A session will be held at the Performing Arts Center mainstage at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. // Photo courtesy of AS Films

John Waters spoke with The Front last week in a twenty-minute interview covering his new book ‘Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance’, spoken-word show and his filmography ahead of his appearance at Western Washington University this Saturday, May 21. 

Waters has been a filmmaker for over fifty years and is best known for his films Pink Flamingos, Hairspray and Polyester. Waters’ signature style is known for its transgression, surrealism and inclusion of queer culture.

Waters is visiting Western on Saturday, May 21 to perform his spoken-word show False Negative, which will begin at 7 p.m. After, he is holding a question-and-answer session followed by a screening of Pink Flamingos. The event will be held on the Performing Arts Center mainstage.

Preceding this, Associated Students Films are hosting screenings of Polyester and Hairspray at 7 p.m. on May 19 and May 20, respectively.

Finn Kurtz

Finn Kurtz (they/he) is the Opinion and Outreach Editor of The Front for summer quarter. He is a history and political science double major and a journalism/news editorial minor in their fourth year at Western. In his free time, he enjoys looking in bookstores, going on walks in the woods, and trivia. 

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