Outburst brings you the very best in new queer cinema in partnership with QFT. Visit outburstarts.com for details of the full festival programme which takes place from 10-19 November.
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’sCavalcade 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.