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Cinemaniacs opens 2020 with a season dedicated to film that inspired protests and public outrage. Whether it was due to questionable representation of social groups, scrutiny from religious groups or issues concerning censorship, there is a long history of movies that caused social uproar and this season is here to highlight such a phenomenon.
A benchmark in 90s erotic thrillers making Sharon Stone a household name, here is a film that sparked quite a bit of controversy upon its initial release in regards to “representation” of lesbian and bisexual women – stemming from earlier entries such as Gordon Willis’s WINDOWS.
Introduced by Sally Christie.
Norman Jewison’s incredibly innovative filmic interpretation of the classic rock opera is pure seventies brilliance with an angst-ridden edge, powerhouse score and unique visual style that embodies the cinematic response to the invention of the concept album.
Introduced by Lee Gambin.
The legendary Pam Grier stars in this urban hard edged drug-centric vigilante flick as a nurse on a one-woman quest to take down dealers and pimps and other lowlifes that plague the city.
Featuring a post-film panel with John Harrison, Hande Noyan and Emma Westwood.
John Waters: the man, the legend, the Pope of Filth. Here his Dreamlanders Mink Stole, Mary Vivian Pearce, Edith Massey, Jean Hill, Cookie Mueller, Susan Lowe and the gang welcome you to Mortville where a revolution is about to erupt!
Introduced by Sally Christie and followed by a John Waters-themed trivia game.
The shocking, controversial and eternally confronting mondo flick that has sparked conversation for many years, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST is a cult favorite both revered by cinema fans as well as reviled by many at the same time!