Naked Under Leather


John Waters, US, 1990, 85 min.

Who better to satirize the “bad-boy” biker films of the 1950s than John Waters? Cry-Baby is a campy, musical comedy starring Johnny Depp as an Elvis Presley-like teen rebel who falls for a girl not of his ilk. Waters’ follow-up to Hairspray is another homage to the Baltimore of his youth and a true celebration of trashy cinema.

About Naked Under Leather

Lightbox Film Center, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum is pleased to host Naked Under Leather, a series of films that explore the leather jacket as a symbolic icon in American cinema. Naked Under Leather celebrates Ursula von Rydingsvard’s new sculpture PODERWAĆ, 2017, a monumental leather jacket made in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling is on view from April 27 to August 26. More information at 

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International House Philadelphia is pleased to announce that our flagship arts program Lightbox Film Center has a new website. Our film center rebranded last year, reflected in the name change, and now it has a dedicated website to match. The new site makes it easier than ever to explore our unparalleled film programming, with added content to learn more about our artists and series.


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