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Polyester – An Odorama Screening

Presented by TOM’s Film Club

Blessed with a keen sense of smell and cursed with a philandering pornographer husband, a parasitic mother, and a pair of delinquent children, the long-suffering Francine turns to the bottle as her life falls apart – until deliverance appears in the form of a hunk named Todd Tomorrow (vintage heartthrob Tab Hunter).

For this film, filth maestro John Waters took advantage of his biggest budget yet to allow his muse Divine to sink his teeth into a role unlike any he had played before, that being Baltimore housewife Francine Fishpaw, a heroine worthy of a Douglas Sirk melodrama.

Enhanced with Odorama™ technology that enables you to scratch and sniff along with Francine, Polyester is one of Waters’ most hilarious inventions, replete with stomach-churning smells, sadistic nuns, AA meetings, and foot-stomping galore.

“OK, so it’s not The Cherry Orchard, but who could resist a film where a massive drive-in billboard proclaims ‘Now showing – Three Great Marguerite Duras Hits’?” – Derek Adams, Time Out


ODORAMA FAQ

How does Odorama work? – When you arrive, you’ll receive an Odorama card. During certain points in the film, a number will pop up on the screen indicating which box on your card to scratch. You can then experience all the ‘delightful’ smells at the same time as Francine does on screen.

Am I guaranteed an Odorama card? – We’ve decided to limit the number of tickets for this screening to the number of Odorama cards we have available. So, unless our stock is stolen by some pink flamingoes, yes – cards for everyone!

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Date

Tue
27th Feb

Time

8.00pm

Venue

The Old Market

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Director

John Waters

Production Year

1981

Certificate

18

Runtime

86

Cost

£7.50