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Museum: John Waters film fest hails part of collector's gift

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By JANET McCONNAUGHEY
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Museum of Art is about to begin a John Waters film festival to celebrate a gift of photographs and a sculpture by the movie maker.

Waters' pieces are among more than 80 works donated by Arthur Roger , who the museum describes as a pioneer in bringing contemporary art to New Orleans. He has given his entire personal collection to the museum, which is showing it off in an exhibit running through Sept. 23.

The film festival begins July 28 with two showings of "Pink Flamingos."

Rogers says he began collecting work that gallery viewers rejected.

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