Roman Candles

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Roman Candles (1966, USA) is a Surreal/Experimental short film directed by John Waters.


Main Details

  • Released in 1966
  • B&W
  • Running time: 40 minutes
  • Production Companies: Dreamland
  • Written, produced and directed by John Waters
  • Starring: Divine, Maelcum Soul, David Lochary, Mona Montgomery, Mink Stole, Pat Moran, Mary Vivian Pearce, Bob Skidmore

Plot summary

Roman Candles is a plotless triple-projected experimental montage shot on 8mm combining sex, drugs, The Wizard of Oz, radio advertisements, rock 'n' roll, and interviews with Lee Harvey Oswald's mother. It was shown in public three times but never released commercially.


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