february, 2018

9feb8:00 pmTheatre Junction GRAND and CSIF present Pecker (1998)

Event Details

A one-night-only screening of Pecker (1998), a John Water’s film about an amateur photographer, so-named because he pecks at his food. The film frames Pecker’s evolution from an inconnu snapping pics on shift at a Baltimore sandwich shop to the new darling of the New York art scene. It’s a gritty view of life as an emerging artist and a sneak peek into the pitfalls of making it big in the Manhattan art world.

Starring Edward Furlong, Christina Ricci and Bess Armstrong, Pecker is an off-beat flick that grapples with the very dilemmas that beset anyone aspiring to turn their love for photography into a profession or accept it’s siren call as a vocation. Particularly relevant in today’s mobile photography world.

 Pecker is a special edition in our Movies at the GRAND series, in honour of Exposure Fest. Expect a relaxed viewing experience with drinks and snacks on hand and a living room vibe.

Join a post-show discussion about the “art” of mobile photography and it’s impact on photography as a fine art with Dona Schwartz, President and Board Chair, Exposure Festival, Michael Drew, Photographer and Photo Journalist and Kurtis Lesick, Faculty of Media Arts, School of Craft and Emerging Media, ACAD.



(Friday) 8:00 pm


Theatre Junction and CSIF