Considering Divine’s unpleasant dietary habits in Pink Flamingos, you might want to give the concession stand a wide berth before settling in to enjoy the career retrospective of Baltimore’s King of Trash. Titled like a dare, the Film Society at Lincoln Center’s “How Much Can You Take?” brings to theaters John Waters’s 12 features in all their crass glory, as well as numerous shorts (screened free) and even eight boundary-pushers the director is jealous he didn’t make. Tonight’s opener is 1974’s glam-diculous Female Trouble; followed by a discussion between Waters and critic J. Hoberman.

Mondays-Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Starts: Sept. 5. Continues through Sept. 14, 2014

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 3, 2014

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