News / 02 February 2021

CINEMANIACS Returns To Melbourne This March!

Melbourne film collective, CINEMANIACS are back in 2021 with a hybrid program of what was to be their two 2020 themed seasons, being ‘Cut The Protesting – Films That Inspired Protest’ and ‘I’m Gonna Get Off This Merry-Go-Round – Suicide In Film‘.

What’s more CINEMANIACS will now be holding all future events at newly renovated ACMI complex in the heart of Melbourne city.

Tissues are a mandatory requirement for Cinemaniacs first film of 2021 on March 26th with William Wyler’s THE CHILDREN’S HOUR (1961), starring Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine & James Garner.

Lillian Hellman’s tragic play comes to life for the silver screen and showcases one of the most heartbreaking performances put to film by Shirley MacLaine. A child’s lie (or is it?) destroys the lives of two respectable young women in this breathtaking tear jerker.

The screening will be preceded by a lecture with film historian Lee Gambin on on lesbian representation in cinema of the 1920s–60s.

For those unfamiliar with Cinemaniacs’ monthly events, they are more than just a screening of film (curated in a program by theme), they also include lectures, presentations and/or panels. They are also a great opportunity to meet like-minded film fans from in-and-around Melbourne and talk cinema before-and-after the screenings.

Pencil in April 16th for John Waters’ DESPERATE LIVING (1977) on 35mm and May 28th for Sidney Lumet’s NETWORK (1976).

Tickets are on sale now for THE CHILDREN’S HOUR.