John Waters

The 15th annual Sonoma International Film Festival,  will pay tribute to innovative filmmaker John Waters, hosting the American director, author, actor and photographer April 14 at the Sonoma Veteran’s Memorial Building.

Waters, best-known for the 1988 film “Hairspray,” will perform the latest version of his evolving one-man show, “This Filthy World,” which he has done at colleges, museums, film festivals and comedy clubs around the world.

He also will attend a private reception and dinner in his honor, festival organizers said. For more information about tickets to the Waters event, contact the Sonoma International Film Festival at: (707) 206-4484.

The festival will run April 11-15. For general festival information or to purchase festival passes: or (707) 933-2600.