News / 30 September 2022

Cinemaniacs Present BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS Tonight

Melbourne’s CINEMANIACS are presenting a screening of Russ Meyer‘s 1970 feature BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS at ACMI in Melbourne 7:30pm Tonight accompanied by a pre-show talk by film critic and filmmaker Paul Anthony Nelson (APPARITIONS, TRENCH).

In 1970, Twentieth Century-Fox, impressed by the visual zing “King of the Nudies” Russ Meyer had been bringing to bargain-basement exploitation fare, handed the director a studio budget and the title to one of its biggest hits, VALLEY OF THE DOLLS.

With a satirical screenplay by Roger Ebert, BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS follows three young female rockers going Hollywood, in hell-bent sixties style, under the spell of a flamboyant producer—whose decadent bashes showcase Meyer’s trademark libidinal exuberance. Transgressive and outrageous, this big-studio version of a debaucherous midnight movie is an addictively entertaining romp from one of cinema’s great outsider artists.

Melbourne audiences can prepare for a diverse and outstanding program that includes CHILD’S PLAY 2, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN & FEMALE TROUBLE in the coming months.

Cinemaniacs is a volunteer-run community of cinephiles that hold monthly screenings of retrospective films across all genres. Each screening is presented by Melbourne’s finest film historians including panels, presentations and video introductions by cast & crew from the films being screened. Find us at our new home at ACMI, in the heart of Melbourne’s Fed Square. If you want a truly unique experience alongside friendly, welcoming folks, then come along to Cinemaniacs.

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