Films About Fitting In, Standing Out, and Pulling Out of War

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Ricki Lake, Johnny Depp, and Traci Lords in the 1990 film <em>Cry-Baby</em> Ricki Lake, Johnny Depp, and Traci Lords in the 1990 film Cry-Baby (Henny Garfunkel ©NBC Universal)

We’ll explore how, for many women, the clothes they wear give confidence, let them reinvent themselves and even transform how others see them. John Waters talks about 50 years of making films and the upcoming retrospective of his work at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Director Jen McGowan and actress Juliette Lewis on their new movie, “Kelly & Cal.” Rory Kennedy discusses her new documentary “Last Days in Vietnam,” a recounting of the dramatic events during the military evacuation of Saigon in 1975. She’s joined by Col. Stuart Herrington, who’s featured in the film.

To Armor, Disguise, or Attract? What We Project When We Get Dressed

Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton, and Sheila Heti discuss their new book, a collaboration with hundreds of women on how the private act of putting on clothes affects their public life.

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Taking Out the Trash with John Waters

He's been called the Pope of Trash for his career making outlandish films, and the Film Forum of Lincoln Center is honoring him now with the retrospective "Fifty Years of John Waters."

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Juliette Lewis Plays a Disaffected Punk-rocker Turned Suburban Mom in “Kelly & Cal”

She and director Jen McGowan discuss the new film, about an unlikely friendship between two people frustrated with their place in the world.

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Burning Dollars and Boarding Helicopters: A Kennedy Revisits Vietnam

Rory Kennedy discusses her documentary, “Last Days in Vietnam,” a recounting of the 1975 military evacuation of Saigon, with Col. Stuart Herrington, who's featured in the film.

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