Movie Night with Machine: Xanadu


Tue, Dec 20 / 7 pm

Xanadu (1980)
96 min, dir. Robert Greenwald

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 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)

Please review our health and safety protocols before you arrive. MAD strongly recommends all visitors six months and older are vaccinated against Covid-19 and visitors ages two and up wear face coverings, even if vaccinated. Thank you for your cooperation.

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