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MIDNIGHT EXCESS: THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN


  • Rio Cinema 107 Kingsland High St, London E8 2PB United Kingdom (map)

MIDNIGHT EXCESS is a film programme from SUPAKINO that brings back the thrill of weird and wonderful late-night movies to London’s historic Rio Cinema.

Join us for 2 nights of Ringo Starr in wild cult cinema this December with THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN (1969) and BLINDMAN (1971). The Rio’s very own TIM STEVENS will be chatting with RANJIT S. RUPRAI before each film.

Doors 23:00 / Intro + Film 23:30

£10.00 / £9.00 via Rio Cinema

THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN (1969) Dir. Joseph McGrath

Ringo Starr stars as Youngman, a homeless man adopted by the ultra-rich Sir Guy Grand (Peter Sellers). They team up to stage increasingly elaborate and absurd pranks on everyone from traffic wardens to the social elite. This cult satire from the tail end of swinging 60s London features an amazing cast and unexpected cameos throughout. From the striking opening chords by Badfinger & Paul McCartney to the final nauseous scenes of blood, urine & faeces, this movie grabs your senses and takes them on a wild ride.

Tim Stevens of Rio Cinema and Ranjit S. Ruprai of SUPAKINO will be chatting on stage about the film beforehand. Get there early for some Ringo Starr extras.

Earlier Event: November 23
MIDNIGHT EXCESS: ERASER
Later Event: December 14
MIDNIGHT EXCESS: BLINDMAN