multipleDir. John Waters 1970 USA 90 mins

In celebration of John Waters’ first visit to Belfast, Outburst presents a special one-off screening of his infamous 1970 film, Multiple Maniacs.

Starring the legendary Divine, Waters’ second feature has only ever been released on VHS, so this restored print offers a rare opportunity to see what is arguably his most outrageous and transgressive film.
Shot low budget and in low-contrast, grainy black-and-white, Multiple Maniacs opens with a carnival barker (David Lochary), attracting customers to Lady Divine’s Cavalcade Of Perversion. Curious passersby who take in the freak show are “treated” to a mutitude of bizarre and lurid specatacles,luring them to where Lady Divine can rob them.

Also starring Dreamland regulars Mink Stole, Mary Vivian Pearce and Cookie Mueller, and featuring more than a few anarchic and jaw dropping moments, this is punk, provocative, queer, irreverent cinema at its best (and worst) and definitely not for those with delicate or refined sensibilities.

A rare treat for Waters fanatics.

Contains nudity, sexual content and strong language.

“Cheapo, indie, queer American cinema at its most adversarial and thrillingly vicious.” Globe and Mail

Friday 18th November
QFT
9.30pm

£6.70/£5/£4

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