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The 2019 Program

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Cinemanics meets once a month to bring you the special features you’ve always dreamt of.

Held at The Backlot Studios in South Melbourne, our cinema has super luxe seating and a well stocked bar, because we believe movie-watching should be a whole experience!

Every month,
prepare for a diverse exploration of film

Bette Midler plays The Rose, a female rock star strikingly similar to Janis Joplin. Also starring Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest and Harry Dean Stanton, and was nominated for three Oscar awards.
Introduced by cabaret star Wes Snelling.

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Cinemaniacs presents William Friedkin’s (THE EXORCIST, THE FRENCH CONNECTION) film adaptation of the Mart Crowley play, with an incredible cast that includes Kenneth Nelson, Cliff Gorman and Leonard Frey.
With a special lecture by Lee Gambin before the film.

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Cinemanaics are proud to present the harrowing, ground-breaking bleak romance DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES from Blake Edwards, starring Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon. A story about the insidiousness of alcohol addiction.
Introduced by Dr. Eloise Ross.

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Led by a volcanic performance from Elizabeth Taylor, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a scathing adaptation of the Edward Albee play that serves as a brilliant calling card for debuting director Mike Nichols.
Pre-film talk by Ian Mcanally.

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We are proud to present the classic Western, RIO BRAVO. Dean Martin plays the addled gunslinger, The Duke himself John Wayne, pretty boy Ricky Nelson and character actor legend Walter Brennan. Plus, the stunning Angie Dickinson.
Introduced by the excellent Dean Brandum.

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Bunks and the showers are a mad stabber’s dream at a summer camp strictly for teens. Released during the heyday of slasher movies, this film is known for it’s infamous twist ending; considered one of the genre’s most shocking. Sleepaway Camp is a cult film not to be missed.

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At a summer camp for youths, cockey pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer “Madman Marz”. Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various ways by the backwoodsman who has returned when his name was called.
Introduced by Sally Christie.

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Psychosis brought on by depletion of the Earth’s ozone layer is affecting all animals at high altitudes. A group of hapless hikers must survive the animal onslaught, as well as each other.
With a special introduction by John Harrison, followed by a panel discussion.

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Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it’s dammed and turned into a lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a canoeing trip they’ll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Introduced by Dr. Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, followed by a panel discussion.

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War veterans visit a lakeside cabin for a week of shooting, drinking, etc. but find the cabin being looked after by a young caretaker named David. When David’s status as a war deserter is revealed, all hell breaks loose.
Introduced by Lotti Stein.

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