Multiple Maniacs 1970 R18+

8.00PM Fri 30 Oct 2020 (1hr 31mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

‘John Waters’ gloriously grotesque second feature is replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous moments. Made on a shoestring budget in Waters’ native Baltimore, with the filmmaker taking on nearly every technical task, this gleeful mockery of the peace-and-love ethos of its era features the Cavalcade of Perversion, a traveling show mounted by a troupe of misfits whose shocking proclivities are topped only by those of their leader: the glammer-than-glam, larger-than-life Divine, out for blood after discovering her lover’s affair. Starring members of Waters’ beloved regular cast, the Dreamlanders (including David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Susan Lowe, Edith Massey, George Figgs, and Cookie Mueller), Multiple Maniacs is an anarchic masterwork from an artist who has doggedly tested the limits of good taste for decades.’ The Criterion Collection

R18+ | The content is high in impact

Screening: Fri 30 Oct 8.00pm, Wed 11 Nov 6.00pm and Sat 14 Nov 3.00pm

CREDITS

16MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 91 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/CINEMATOGRAPHY/EDITOR: JOHN WATERS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP