News / 02 March 2022

THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY? Screens In Melbourne This Friday

Cinemaniacs return this Friday (March 4 – 7:30pm) with a screening of Sydney Pollack‘s gritty THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY? at ACMI in Melbourne and tickets are on sale now.

Set amidst the bizarre and cruel world of Depression-era marathon dance competitions, this gritty, terrifying opus is a testament to cinema par excellence.

With Jane Fonda in the lead as a woman completely damaged and distorted by life, the ugliness of human nature emerges in and around the exhausting musical interludes and gut busting relay races.

The screening will proceeded with a talk by Dr. Eloise Ross.

Melbourne audiences can prepare for a diverse and outstanding 2022 program that includes ORDINARY PEOPLE, CREEPSHOW, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, ALL THAT JAZZ, GUN CRAZY, SQUIRM, BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS and CHILD’S PLAY 2.

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.