Chris Holmlund’s new book on John Waters’ Female Trouble is launched
Writer/Director John Waters with Chris Holmlund
Los Angeles' Nu-Art Cinema called John Waters' 1974 film, Female Trouble, his Citizen Kane: both directors were also writers and producers; both films feature BIG actors (Divine in two roles, and Welles himself in one); both chart the rise, fall, and death of their larger-than-life protagonists. Chris Holmlund's latest book explores Female Trouble in light of its times, and scrutinizes the performances, and Waters and the crew's contributions.
Chris introduced a 35mm print of the film at Baltimore's newly restored Parkway Theater (dedicated to independent and art film) May 12, then spoke at a launch for the book at Atomic Books May 13. The "Dreamlanders" (Waters' acting troupe and old friends) and Waters himself turned up for the occasion."