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    Trailers from Hell on 'Pink Flamingos,' the Filthiest Movie Alive

    Today on Trailers from Hell, Mark Helfrich takes on John Waters' filthy 1972 cult classic "Pink Flamingos."

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    'I Am Divine' Offers Insightful Portrait of Gay Icon and John Waters' Muse, Now on DVD/VOD

    "I Am Divine," the largely crowd-funded documentary directed by Jeffrey Schwarz, chronicles the life of Divine, John Waters' muse who defined a generation of proto-punk films like "Pink Flamingos" and "Female Trouble," and famously ate dog doo-doo in front of the camera.

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    SXSW Doc Review Recap: Snoop Lion In 'Reincarnated,' Alex Winter's 'Downloaded' & More

    If the South by Southwest Film Festival was burdened by anything this year, it was an abundance of quality documentaries. It seemed that, while the narrative side of things was surprisingly sparse (where was the "21 Jump Street" or "The Raid" of this year?), the documentary selection was stronger th...

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    Weekend Recap: Coppola's 'Charles Swan' Trailer, Jon Hamm's Next Comedy, and 'Homeland's Damian Lewis Sings 'White Wedding'

    - The trailer for Roman Coppola's high-style comedy "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" (here and below) features Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwartzman sporting a major Afro. It's clear that working with Wes Anderson has had a strong influence on Coppola'...

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    Watch: John Waters Endorses the Roxie Theater as a Place for Cinema Lovers and For Hook-Ups

    When it was announced earlier this month that San Francisco's famed Roxie Theater would be launching a Kickstarter campaign with endorsements from such film luminaries as John Waters, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Michael Tully and more, we were promised a video endorsement from the king of trash cinema...

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    Sundance Institute Teams with Todd Oldham for Exclusive Line of Products; John Waters, Susan Sarandon and Parker Posey to Contribute Designs

    Sundance Institute announced today that they will be teaming up with artist and designer Todd Oldham to produce a custom line of limited-edition recycled bags and wallets, as well as accessories and apparel, exclusively for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

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    John Waters is Hitchhiking; Indie Band Picks Him Up in Ohio

    Baltimore's own indie auteur John Waters ("Pink Flamingos") likes the occasional hitchhike.  An indie band called Here We Go Magic recently picked him up in Ohio and took him on a six hour road trip as Waters entertained the group telling stories. He has hitchhiked with Patty Hear...

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    Werner Herzog On John Waters: "I Have The Feeling That This Man Is Gay."

    There is no one who can turn a phrase better than Werner Herzog, and he's one of the few people we could actually say "we could listen to him read the phone book" and mean it. It seems every now and then a morsel of genius falls out of his brain and onto the Internet and today is no di...

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