Photo credit: Pecker (1998)
GRAND Movies presents PECKER, a John Waters film
Friday, February 9, 7-10pm
Location: Theatre Junction GRAND
A one-night-only screening of Pecker (1998), a John Water’s film about an amateur photographer, so-named because he pecks at his food. The film frames Pecker’s evolution from an inconnu snapping pics on shift at a Baltimore sandwich shop to the new darling of the New York art scene. It’s a gritty view of life as an emerging artist and a sneak peek into the pitfalls of making it big in the Manhattan art world.
Starring Edward Furlong, Christina Ricci and Bess Armstrong, Pecker is an off-beat flick that grapples with the very dilemmas that beset anyone aspiring to turn their love for photography into a profession or accept its siren call as a vocation. Particularly relevant in today’s mobile photography world.
Pecker is a special edition in our Movies at the GRAND series, in honour of Exposure Fest. Expect a relaxed viewing experience with drinks and snacks on hand and a living room vibe.
Join a post-show discussion about the “art” of mobile photography and its impact on photography as a fine art with Donna Schwartz, President and Board Chair, Exposure Festival and Kurtis Lesick, Faculty of Media Arts, School of Craft and Emerging Media, ACAD, and photojournalist Michael Drew.
For more information, visit www.theatrejunction.com
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