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MULTIPLE MANIACS: 4K Restoration
March 25 @ 11:00 pm
John Waters’ gloriously grotesque, unavailable-for-decades second feature MULTIPLE MANIACS comes to theaters at long last, replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous, not-for-all-stomachs moments! And thanks to the folks at Janus Films, this landmark 1970 film is getting a gorgeous 4K transfer and Criterion home-video release – and two opportunities to be seen on the big screen at The Frida Cinema!
Made on a shoestring budget in Baltimore, with Waters 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 put on by a troupe of misfits whose shocking proclivities are topped only by those of their leader: the glammer-than-glam, larger-than-life Divine!, who’s out for blood after discovering her lover’s affair. Starring Waters’ beloved regular cast the Dreamlanders – including David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, and Cookie Mueller – Multiple Maniacs is an anarchist masterwork from an artist who has doggedly tested the limits of taste for decades.