Director: John Waters.
Starring: Ricki Lake, Divine, Debbie Harry, Sonny Bono, Pia Zadora. USA 1988. 92 mins.

Baltimore, 1962. The heyday of hair-dos and hair-don’ts, and teen dance crazes like The Bug, The Roach and The Mashed Potato. Overweight teen Tracy Turnblad (Lake) lands a spot on a local TV dance show, using her newfound fame to champion the cause of racial integration. But in doing so she earns the wrath of the show’s former star, Amber Von Tussle, as well as Amber’s manipulative, pro-segregation parents.

Club and Group screenings

Sun 27th Aug 12.30 Vintage Sundays: Classic films back on the big screen where they belong.

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