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Movies at the Museum:
Hairspray

Jul 26, 2016
8:00 PM
637 E Hyman Ave

Presenting a wide range of themes, film screenings at the AAM reveal important perspectives of filmmakers and artists of our time.

About the Summer Series

Political activist Emma Goldman was once admonished for dancing at a party, told that her activism would be taken less seriously. Her famously attributed response, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution,” claims the role of the body within the political. This summer’s Movies at the Museum program explores various expressions of dance: a means of protest, a way to overcome adversity, and a declaration of independence.

About the Film

Hairspray
1988

Directed by John Waters
92 min
Rated PG

In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad auditions for a spot on “The Corny Collins Show” and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity and trendsetter, pursuing stardom as a dancer while rallying against racial segregation.

Films are presented free of charge on Level 3 at 8 p.m. Drinks and free popcorn are available at the museum café, SO, from 7:30 p.m.

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.

Additional support for Movies at the Museum is provided by the Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund.
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