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'Divine Trash' Steve Yeager's winning documentary on John Waters could be the start of something big
'Divine Trash' Steve Yeager's winning documentary on John Waters could be the start of something big

While John Waters filmed "Pink Flamingos" a quarter century ago, Steve Yeager, another young moviemaker, filmed him filming "Pink Flamingos." We know what happened to Waters' footage. After its general release in 1973, "Pink Flamingos" became one the most celebrated underground movies in American film history, a depraved, subversive and altogether hilarious bit of celluloid that established Waters as one of the truly original voices in American cinema. The footage shot by Waters' friend Yeager had a more drawn-out trip to prominence. The 30 rolls of film languished in cardboard cartons in various Baltimore apartments for a couple decades. It was...

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