An irresistible and hilarious ode to cinephilia for the ages, Cinemania is an affectionate portrait of five obsessive film-goers whose voracious appetite for films has consumed everything else is their lives.
Angela Christlieb’ and Stephen Kijak’s cult documentary follows cinemaniacs Jack, Eric, Bill, Roberta and Harvey as they hop from screening to screening across New York City and share their thoughts on movies. Sometimes their dreams are movies, they say, perhaps in black and white or in CinemaScope.
"A crisp, intelligent film." —The New York Times
"A breezy study of movie love at its most dementedly committed." —The Village Voice
"This fascinating documentary suggests that movie love may be a certifiable disease." —LA Weekly
"We loved it! These characters have clearly crossed over some line and can no longer be considered normal or sane. After watching your film, we are ready to cross that line ourselves." —D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus
"A funny and affectionate documentary–Woody Allen would be accused of gross exaggeration if he invented these people as characters for one of his films." —Screendaily
35mm Print Tour
Feb 20: Alamo Drafthouse, Downtown Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY
*Cinemaniac Jack Angstreich in person!
Feb 24: Brattle Theatre - Cambridge, MA
Mar 30: Union Cinema, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI