Previously at the ICA - Films

John Waters, Cry Baby, 1990

Iggyfest: Cry-Baby

23 Nov 2013

A screening on 35mm of John Waters’ cult classic Cry-Baby, a 1990 American parody of teen musicals, starring Johnny Depp as 1950s teen rebel Cry-Baby Wade Walker, and a large ensemble cast that includes Iggy, Amy Locane Traci Lords, Ricki Lake, Kim McGuire, David Nelson, Susan Tyrrell and Patty Hearst.

Although the film was never a major commercial hit, it has subsequently become a cult classic and inspired a Broadway musical of the same name.

The screening includes an introduction by Paul Trynka, author of the acclaimed biography Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed.

Cry-Baby. dir. John Waters, USA 1990, 85 mins, cert. 12

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