‘Hairspray’ screening at Rockland Public Library
ROCKLAND – Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic film, Hairspray (directed and written by John Waters), with a screening at the Rockland Public Library on Thursday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m.
When Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), an overweight teen, auditions for a spot on a popular teen dance show, she beats out the spiteful Amber von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick), winning over Amber's boyfriend (Michael St. Gerard) in the process. After meeting some black students at her school, Tracy begins to push for more racial integration on the dance show. This gets her into trouble on many sides, especially with Amber's pushy parents (Sonny Bono, Deborah Harry).
This year's Thursday Film Series is hosted by the Friends of the Rockland Library. In addition to watching great films, viewers will be able to enter a drawing for books related to the movie's topic or theme donated by the Friend's Book Stop. Costumes and dancing are welcomed!
Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St. in Rockland. This event is free and open to the public. FMI: 594-0310.