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John Waters' Multiple Maniacs

Multiple Maniacs

1970 (John Waters) , 91 minutes

Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey and Cookie Mueller

 Multiple maniacs, the beginning lodestar of the gospel of good-bad taste, was John Water’s first feature length film with the confederation of misfits and weirdos that comprised his group the Dreamlanders. The film Is about Lady Divine, played by Divine herself in her most monstrous best,operating a show called The Cavalcade of Perversion, a free exhibit of various perversions and fetish acts and obscenities, with every performance ending in Lady Divine robbing her patrons at gun point. eventually growing bored, Divine elects to kill the bougie gawking patrons instead. It was in this type of casual criminality and the absurd that John Waters found his unique cinematic voice. the film is rife with references to the weather underground and the Manson killings. this film contains all the ideas that would inform Water's later work the overwhelming catholic block and residue from an education in the church. Crime and perversion as ardent jokes, and a dense unyielding need to shock with a bombast of left of centre queerness. If you have any interest in the career of john waters artist writer and filmmaker, Multiple maniacs is not to be missed. - AJ Little

Photo by Lawrence Irvine

Friday August 19th
9pm doors/ slideshow, 9:30pm feature film
Licensed event.

Revue Event- Regular Pricing in effect

Presented in newly restored 4k DCP! With Special Guest, Dreamlander George Figgs! 

Art for Eternity program at the Revue Cinema monthly. Bringing classics and future classics to the big screen on Roncesvalles. presenting a mix of art house cinema, creative documentary, and performance : a variety of artistic subjects whose aesthetic and creative influences we believe will last the test of time. 

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