Cry-Baby 1990 M

6.00PM Fri 4 Dec 2020 (1hr 25mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Cry-Baby will screen from a 2K digital restoration.

'The subversive comic thrust in John Waters’s eleventh film Cry-Baby, a teen musical starring Johnny Depp, finds the writer-director at “his most playfully demented” (Rolling Stone), while maintaining his deep affection for the grotesque. Set in 1954 Baltimore, the film features Depp as Cry Baby, a singing and weeping biker and Elvis look-alike. Amy Locane plays Allison, the singing society girl whom Cry Baby adores, and who is both thrilled and terrified by the promise that he is, indeed, as bad as they say. In the local phrasing, he's a drape and she's a square, but the two orphans refuse to give up, and insist on performing their broken hearts, bringing together Romeo and Juliet, Grease and lots of bodily fluids and black leather jackets.' Film Studies Center, University of Chicago

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, STEREO, 85 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: JOHN WATERS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: DAVE INSLEY / EDITOR: JANICE HAMPTON / STUNT COORDINATOR: JERY HEWITT / PROD CO: UNIVERSAL PICTURES, IMAGINE ENTERTAINMENT / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: 2K DCP