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Trust John Waters

One of the highlights of every MFF since the first one in 1999 has been the John Waters pick. Sometimes he goes for outrageous ("Boom!" "Fuego"), sometimes dramatic ("United 93"), sometimes an adjective only he understands ("Clean, Shaven"). But the movies are never less than intriguing, and his introductions alone are worth the price of admission. This year's pick, 1970's "Wanda," is obscure and compelling and one-of-a-kind (literally, since director Barbara Loden never directed another feature), just like the man who picked it. Jed Kirschbaum, Baltimore Sun