Eat Your Makeup (Silent) with Live Commentary by John Waters

Eat Your Makeup (Silent) with Live Commentary by John Waters

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This rarely-screened short was shot on 16mm with a Bell & Howell camera, which is on view in our current exhibition John Waters: Pope of Trash. Newly restored by the Academy Film Archive, John Waters’s third film, about women who are forced to model to the point of death, first premiered in Baltimore’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church in 1968. To celebrate opening day of the exhibition, the Academy Museum will present an ultra-rare silent screening of Eat Your Makeup with simultaneous live commentary from Waters.

DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: John Waters. WITH: Lizzy Temple Black, David Lochary, Divine, Marina Melin. 1968. 45 min. USA. B&W. English. DCP. Restored by the Academy Film Archive

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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