Pink Flamingos at HOME

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

Pink Flamingos at HOME Manchester, Manchester 11 — 12 November 2022 Tickets from £11.15 — Book now

The most outrageous film ever made? A masterpiece of filth? There have been a few accusations levelled at John Waters’ Pink Flamingos over the years, but the fact that it still provokes controversy and column inches nearly fifty years after its release in 1972 means that it definitely does something right.

This underground, midnight movie classic shows up at HOME this month, allowing Manchester’s cinemagoers to revel (or be repulsed) at the sight of notorious criminal Divine (played by Divine, the legendary drag queen and Waters’ muse) as she lives up to the title of “the filthiest person alive.”

Sacreligious, avant-garde and unrepentantly funny, the film features literal shit-eating and a singing arsehole amongst its most notorious, taboo-breaking sequences. But what do you expect from a filmmaker proudly dubbed “the Pope of Trash” who once bragged that to him somebody vomiting in the auditorium is like a standing ovation?

As an added bonus, HOME’s screening of Pink Flamingos is accompanied by Teddy’s Here, a short film from local filmmakers Paul Chambers and James Oliver.

Pink Flamingos at HOME Manchester, Manchester 11 — 12 November 2022 Tickets from £11.15 Book now

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The Ritz

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Homeground
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Homeground

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Burgess Cafe Bar
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Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

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The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

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