Movie Night with Machine: Xanadu
Join Machine Dazzle for a big 50th birthday Movie Night screening of Xanadu, the "high camp” roller-boogie classic that changed Machine’s life forever! The 1980 musical fever dream features the late, great pop icon Olivia Newton-John as a Greek muse sent to Earth to inspire a struggling artist...to open a roller disco called Xanadu with dance legend Gene Kelly. Come dressed to excess for our Xanadu-inspired costume contest judged by Machine!
Movie Night with Machine is a screening series of five beloved throwback films curated by Machine Dazzle to accompany his solo exhibition, Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle. All released in the late seventies and early eighties, these films delighted the young artist and helped to shape his omnivorous approach to culture. Playful and predictably over-the-top, Movie Night with Machine evenings will include costume contests, a custom-designed step-and-repeat, giveaways, photoshoots, and more! The films will be introduced by Machine and will be followed by talk backs with the artist.
Oct 13: Clash of the Titans Oct 25: Star Trek: The Motion Picture Oct 27: Halloween Screening of Eyes of Laura Mars Dec 20: Machine Dazzle Birthday Celebration Screening of Xanadu Jan 10: Evil Under the Sun
Image: Xanadu, 1980 (film still, Universal Pictures)
Venue: Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle