Monday Editor’s Pick: Multiple Maniacs (1970) & The Weirdo (1981)

by on November 23, 2011Posted in: Editor's Pick

Playing Mon Nov 28 at 7:00 at reRun *Vintage VHS double-feature! [Program & Tix]
(Maniacs kicks off the evening, followed by Weirdo at 10:00. Full bar and snack counter in theater.)


Before Zach Clark became suburban D.C.’s premier Neo-No-Wave director (see Modern Love is Automatic and Vacation!), this Underground auteur had a real job clerking in an area video store. Clark brings his years of accumulated wisdom to “VHS Turkeys,” a week-long program of videocassette-only curios and cult items, hosted by DUMBO’s retrofitted-gastropub theater, reRun.


Clark will appear in person Friday November 25th and Saturday the 26th, but we couldn’t resist picking the youthful debut of fellow mid-Atlantic filmmaker and Trash connoisseur John Waters. Alt Screen will soon publish complete program notes on the series by Zach Clark himself (!!!), so we’ll let him tell you about Andy Milligan’s 1981 whatever-the-fuck-it-is, The Weirdo. (None of us has seen it.) For now, suffice it to say that Waters’ Multiple Maniacs lives up to its title.


Take it away, Divine:


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