01.01.08

John Waters: This Filthy World.The new year started with a bang for me as i chose to watch “This Filthy World.”  John Waters is one of the most important film makers alive and this 86 minute video of his lecture circuit routine directed by “Curb Your Enthusiasm” actor Jeff Garlin is hilarious and inspiring. Waters is a charming man and talks frankly about his life. He tells stories about his stable of eccentric friends. He also goes into detail about his career as a filmmaker. Waters is able to relay his story in a way that puts him on the same level with his audience. Never once does he seem bored or snooty. He has a charisma that brings the whole theater with him. I had recently finished his book “Crackpot” which collects articles he wrote for various publications. These two projects prove  what a national treasure he is even when he is out from behind the camera.


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