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A moment in Lawrence: John Waters speaks to Free State Festival crowd

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Filmmaker John Waters returned to Lawrence for “False Negative: An Evening with John Waters” as part of the Free State Festival Thursday night.

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Waters, who postponed a visit to Lawrence during last year’s COVID-19 surge, shared his unique perspective on subjects including the pandemic, his career, movies, fashion and crime.

The evening ended with Waters returning to the stage for a “therapy session” with several dozen of his fans.

Free State Festival events continue Friday and Saturday. See the full schedule at this link.

Ann Dean / Contributed Photo Filmmaker John Waters entertains a crowd of several hundred “filthy” admirers Thursday at Liberty Hall.

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