1966 film by John Waters
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Original film poster
Roman Candles is a 1966 short film directed by John Waters and starring Divine, Mary Vivian Pearce, David Lochary, Mink Stole, and Maelcum Soul.
The film was shown \"triple projected\" on three 8mm projectors running simultaneously but was never released commercially. However, since 2004 it has been screened occasionally as part of various John Waters touring art exhibitions.
The movie features random scenes of Maelcum Soul in nun habit drag, a priest drinking a beer, a woman being attacked with an electric fan, a drag queen riding a motorcycle, and Divine playing hide and seek. The soundtrack is played back from tape in the room during the screening, and includes radio advertisements, rock songs, a press conference with Lee Harvey Oswald\'s mother, and tune by the Shangri-Las.
Mary Vivian Pearce