For viewers in the normal Hollywood realm, Waters's films are the textbook definition of camp and kitsch. They tread the thin line between black comedy and vulgarity, but thanks to his whimsical and twisted flair, Waters gets away with it. Though his films are not always a favorite of critics or even of most movie-goers, they are somewhat bizarre, extremely inventive and fascinating to watch.
Don't miss John Waters's screening of his 2000 film Cecil B. Demented, part of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Extremely Grand Opening, on Friday, August 3, at 1 p.m. After the film, Waters will sign books and answer audience questions. For tickets or more information, visit www.csfineartscenter.org or call 1-719-634-5581.