Multiple Maniacs

Multiple Maniacs

John Waters's gloriously grotesque second feature comes to cinemas at long last, 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 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.

Introduction via Skype: We’re delighted to announce that John Waters himself will join us via Skype, from his NYC office, for a Q&A with Helen Dewitt (Head of Cinemas, BFI) before a screening of this digital restoration of Multiple Maniacs. Friday 17 February 6.45pm, Soho.

With thanks to Park Circus.

Director(s): John Waters
Length: 97 min
Cast: Divine