Desperate Living

1977, 90m, 35mm, U.S.

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Screened June 17–19, 2017

Hysterical housewife Mink Stole escapes Baltimore’s suburbs after her maid smothers her husband to death, only to end up in a fascist-run squatter’s town, where they join a motley crew of social deviants and criminals to launch a revolution. This Dreamlander riff on The Wizard of Oz was what Waters called “a movie for fucked-up children.” (Oct to Nov ’77)

A film by John Waters