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Provocative filmmaker John Waters coming to Tampa for gay film festival

For its 25th anniversary this year, the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival gets a special present: a visit from John Waters, filmmaker, author and filth connoisseur. Waters will perform his acclaimed one-man show This Filthy World: Filthier and Dirtier at Tampa Theatre at 6:30 p. m. Oct. 4. Tickets range from $33 for general admission to $63 for preferred seating and a copy of Waters' latest book, Carsick, to be autographed after the show. The festival will also present Waters with a lifetime achievement award, for 50 years of queer cinema, including the seminal bad taste classics Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble. An after-show street party on Franklin Street is free to the public with music, beer and food trucks. The Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival runs Oct. 3-11. Visit tiglff.com for tickets and information. — Steve Persall, Times movie critic

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