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Stuart Samuels
Victor Kushmaniuk (additional writer)
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5 August 2005 (USA) See more »
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From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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BFI Uncut Season: 'Pink Flamingos' review
 (From CineVue. 23 November 2012, 6:00 AM, PST)

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Cast

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John Waters ... Himself
Ben Barenholtz ... Himself

Alejandro Jodorowsky ... Himself (as Alexandro Jodorowsky)
Alan Douglas ... Himself
J. Hoberman ... Himself

Robert Shaye ... Himself (as Bob Shaye)

George A. Romero ... Himself (as George Romero)
Jonathan Rosenbaum ... Himself
Bill Quigley ... Himself
Larry Jackson ... Himself
Seth Willenson ... Himself
Chuck Zlatkin ... Himself
Perry Henzell ... Himself

Richard O'Brien ... Himself
Jim Sharman ... Himself (archive footage)

Lou Adler ... Himself

Mick Rock ... Himself
Peter Suschitzky ... Himself
Sal Piro ... Himself

David Lynch ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dan Aykroyd ... Himself (archive footage)
Jeanne Bates ... Herself (archive footage)

John Belushi ... Himself (archive footage)

Barry Bostwick ... Himself (archive footage)

David Bowie ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille ... Himself (archive footage)

Jimmy Cliff ... Himself (archive footage)
Elizabeth Coffey ... Herself (archive footage)
Charles Craig ... Himself (archive footage)

Tim Curry ... Himself (archive footage)

Matt Damon ... Himself (archive footage)
Julián de Meriche ... Himself (archive footage)

Divine ... Himself (archive footage)
Marilyn Eastman ... Herself (archive footage)

Roger Ebert ... Himself

Britt Ekland ... Herself (archive footage)

Peter Fonda ... Himself (archive footage)
S. William Hinzman ... Himself (archive footage)

Dustin Hoffman ... Himself (archive footage)

Dennis Hopper ... Himself (archive footage)

Elizabeth Hurley ... Herself (archive footage)
Steve Hutsko ... Himself (archive footage)
Brontis Jodorowsky ... Himself (archive footage)
Duane Jones ... Himself (archive footage)
Allen Joseph ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage)
Allen Klein ... Himself (archive footage)
George Kosana ... Himself (archive footage)
José Legarreta ... Himself (archive footage)

John Lennon ... Himself (archive footage)
David Lochary ... Himself (archive footage)
Mara Lorenzio ... Herself (archive footage)
Charles Manson ... Himself (archive footage)
Ignacio Martínez España ... Himself (archive footage)

Edith Massey ... Herself (archive footage)

Meat Loaf ... Himself (archive footage)
Danny Mills ... Himself (archive footage)

Jack Nance ... Himself (archive footage)
Laurel Near ... Herself (archive footage)

Judith O'Dea ... Herself (archive footage)

Yoko Ono ... Herself (archive footage)

Al Pacino ... Himself (archive footage)
Mary Vivian Pearce ... Herself (archive footage)

Vincent Price ... Himself (archive footage)

Patricia Quinn ... Herself (archive footage)
Judith Ridley ... Herself (archive footage)
Paula Romo ... Herself (archive footage)

Winona Ryder ... Herself (archive footage)

Susan Sarandon ... Herself (archive footage)
Eliseo Gardea Saucedo ... Himself (archive footage)
Kyra Schon ... Herself (archive footage)

Peter Sellers ... Himself (archive footage)

Christian Slater ... Himself (archive footage)

Charlotte Stewart ... Herself (archive footage)

Mink Stole ... Herself (archive footage)
Russell Streiner ... Himself (archive footage)
Vincent D. Survinski ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul Swift ... Himself (archive footage)

Uma Thurman ... Herself (archive footage)

John Travolta ... Himself (archive footage)

Andy Warhol ... Himself (archive footage)
Keith Wayne ... Himself (archive footage)

Orson Welles ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Stuart Samuels 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Victor Kushmaniuk  additional writer
Stuart Samuels 

Produced by
Ian Dimerman .... executive producer
David M. Fox .... executive producer
Victor Kushmaniuk .... associate producer
Stuart Samuels .... producer
Stephan Shelanski .... executive producer
Andrea Stewart .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Eric Cadesky 
Nick Dyer 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Fox 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Bembenek 
Robert J. Coleman 
John Dowding 
Lorenzo Massa 
Kevin Rollins 
 
Production Management
Christopher Black .... executive in charge of production (international version)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Victor Kushmaniuk .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael McDougall .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Euan Hunter .... sound
Terry Wedel .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Editorial Department
Mary Luz Mejia .... post-production coordinator
Alex Olegnowicz .... post-production
 
Music Department
Euan Hunter .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Steven Belgard .... publicist
Karen Shatzkin .... legal services
Joshua Watson .... production assistant
 

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Canada:88 min | USA:86 min
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John Waters:[about Pink Flamingos] I was high when I wrote it. I was not high when I made it.See more »
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References The Nude Restaurant (1967)See more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The Elgin Theater, 27 August 2005
Author: jotix100 from New York

Stuart Samuels brilliant documentary puts in its proper perspective how going to the films was changed forever with the arrival of the classic Alejandro Jodorowsky's film "El Topo" at the famous Elgin Theater in Chelsea. Mr. Samuels proves to have an insight into the counter culture that came into being in those golden days when people embraced a new expression in the movies, as championed by Mr. Jodorowsky and others of that era.

The Elgin Theater was located in what we now know as the Joyce Theater, a mecca for the modern dance, on Eight Avenue, between 19th and 20th streets. Back then, the Elgin had a great programming and all kinds of films were shown, as it operated as a semi repertory cinema with its emphasis in the outrageous, which was presented at midnight. The place had seen better days by the time it became a refuge for the new film makers that wanted to change the way they made films.

Alejandro Jodorowsky was perhaps the most influential one of that generation with his film "El Topo". It was the film that gave way to that trend to present unconventional films that wouldn't otherwise be shown a new venue for people looking for new things.

John Waters was an admirer of what he encounter at the Elgin, and it gave him the push to go ahead with his outrageous films that wouldn't have a distribution, had the Elgin not welcomed him. George Romero is also part of that generation as is David Lynch, who is much younger, but one can see the influence of those outrageous films he saw early in his youth.

The comments by Roger Ebert, J. Hoberman, Jonathan Rosenbaum and others in the documentary put things in the right perspective for us, as we learn the history of this phenomenon.

Stuart Samuels has to be congratulated for putting things in their right place in order for everyone to understand how the change began.

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