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