MULTIPLE MANIACS

John Waters' gloriously grotesque, unavailable-for-decades second feature is rife with depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema's most memorably blasphemous moments. Made on a shoestring budget in Baltimore, this gleeful mockery of the era's peace-and-love ethos features the Cavalcade of Perversion, a traveling show put on by a troupe of misfits led by the 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, Edith Massey, Cookie Mueller, Mary Vivian Pearce and Mink Stole), MULTIPLE MANIACS is an anarchist masterwork. (Note courtesy of Janus Films.) DIR/SCR/PROD John Waters. U.S., 1970, b&w, 96 min. NOT RATED

96 Minutes
Adult
Friday, July 07, 2017