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Movie Night with Machine: Evil Under the Sun

January 10, 7 pm9 pm.

Join Machine Dazzle for a winter getaway screening of Evil Under the Sun, set in a luxurious island resort and starring Peter Ustinov as Agatha Christie’s Detective Hercule Poirot. Originally released with the tagline, “Evil is everywhere, even in paradise,” the whodunit was the Academy Award winner’s second outing as Poirot, following the 1978 hit Death on the Nile. The fabulously costumed cast is rounded out by a veritable who’s who of British stage and screen, including Maggie Smith, Jane Birkin, James Mason, Roddy McDowall, and Diana Rigg at her most glamorous.

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: Evil Under the Sun, 1982 (film still, Columbia Pictures)