POLYESTER at Wexner Center


SHOWTIME: Sat, Nov 15, 2014 7 PM

Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Polyester stars John Waters’s muse Divine as a suburban housewife whose life begins to unravel when she discovers her porno theater-owning husband is having an affair and her teenage daughter is pregnant. And that’s all before Tab Hunter enters the picture! The real star of the film, however, is Odorama. In an homage to the great B-movie showman William Castle, Waters created a scratch-and-sniff card which viewers are instructed to inhale at key points in the film. Dirty shoes! Pizza! Skunk! And worse. (86 mins., DCP)

Wexnter Center for the Arts, 1871 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210