John Waters' Multiple Maniacs presented by Art For Eternity With GEORGE FIGGS Q&A
1970, 91 minutes, USA, black & white.
Presented in newly restored 4k DCP!
Directed by John Waters ♥
Staring The Dreamlanders: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, Cookie Mueller and George Figgs.
! ! Super Duper Special Guest Dreamlander George Figgs (! appearing in Multiple Maniacs as our Lord and Saviour J.C. !) will be at the screening giving us the filthy goods ! ! All the way from Baltimore ! ! Amazing ! !
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. -A.J. Little
Friday August 19th
9pm doors/ slideshow, 9:30pm feature film
Tickets available though https://multiplemaniacsrevuecinema.eventbrite.ca/
and at the door night of.