John Waters to appear on Sundance Channel

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com July 03 2001 11:00 PM ET

The Sundance Channel will air the John Waters installment of its series Conversations in World Cinema on July 5. The half-hour program typically includes an introduction to the filmmaker’s work, his or her reflection on that work, and a conversation with the filmmaker, followed by a Q&A session with the studio audience. The episode featuring Waters is unlikely to resemble most of the others, as his stated mission in life is to make movies with “no socially redeeming value.” His exploration of cinema terrorism, Cecil B. Demented, which stars Melanie Griffith as a kidnapped movie star forced to appear in an underground movie, will make its television debut on the Sundance Channel later in July. Check local listings.