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False Negative: An Evening with John Waters


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CALS Six Bridges Book Festival has announced that tickets are now on sale for False Negative: An Evening with John Waters, Saturday, Oct. 22.

Waters’ rapid-fire one man “vaudeville” act is updated and expanded from the original film version that enjoyed critical success at the Edinburgh, Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals. The live performance focuses on Waters’ early negative artistic influences, his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy, the extremes of the art world, Catholicism, sexual deviancy, and a love of reading.

The in-person event begins at 8 p.m. at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave. Following the show, Waters will sign copies of his new book, Liarmouth. Masks will be required that evening.

Waters is a writer, a film director, an actor, and a visual artist best known for his films, including HairsprayPink Flamingos, and Serial Mom. He is the author of the national bestsellers Role Models, Carsick and Mr. Know-It-All. His spoken-word shows continue to be performed around the world.

Books are on sale now through the Festival’s partner WordsWorth Books, and will be available that night. Order the book at https://www.wordsworthbookstore.com/search/site/liarmouth.

The Waters program is part of the Central Arkansas Library System’s Speakers Series honoring Fred K. Darragh, a longtime trustee of the Public Library with a deep “commitment to intellectual freedom and accessibility to books and information for all people, regardless of race, economic status, or age.”

John Waters photo by Greg Gorman

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