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Past Events

Cinemaniacs Presents: “All of Them Witches” – The Devil in 60s and 70s Cinema

A panel discussion as part of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival – hosted by Hande Noyan and featuring Sally Christie, Lee Gambin and Emma Westwood – focusing on Hollywood’s obsession with everything Satanic in the 1960s and 1970s.
For more information and to book tickets, visit the MQFF website.

Saturday 24th March 2018 @ 3pm, ACMI Studio 1, Melbourne


Cinemaniacs’ presents Prophecy (dir. John Frankenheimer, 1979)

Introduction by Emma Westwood, followed by a panel discussion hosted by Emma on bears in cinema.
For more information and to book tickets, visit Cinemaniacs.

Saturday 17th March 2018 @ 8pm, Backlot Studios, Melbourne


‘You’re a vile, sorry little bitch!’ – A Celebration of Hagsploitation!

Cinemaniacs’ Hagsploitation Film Festival, featuring an introduction by Emma Westwood to Strait-Jacket (1964) starring Joan Crawford, and panel discussion on The Women of Hagsploitation with Sally Christie and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas.
For more information and to book tickets, visit Cinemaniacs.

Friday 12th & Saturday 13th January 2018, Backlot Studios, Melbourne


ACMI Conversations: The Psychology of Fear

What is driving our insatiable appetite for real-life horrors on screening?
A panel and audience discussion featuring documentarian Rosie Jones, psychologist Professor Nick Haslam and researcher Penelope Thomas – hosted by Emma Westwood. For more information and to book tickets, visit ACMI.

Watch a recording of the entire event here

Tuesday 31st October 2017 @ 6.30pm, ACMI, Melbourne


Screening and Q&A, Blue (dir. Karina Holden, 2017)

Melbourne preview screening of the documentary Blue followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Karina Holden and Ocean Guardian Dr Jennifer Lavers – hosted by Emma Westwood. For more information and to book tickets, visit Cinema Nova.

Sunday 24th September 2017 @ 3pm, Cinema Nova, Melbourne


MIFF Talks: Triple R Outside Broadcast

Triple R goes live from the MIFF Festival Lounge at Forum Melbourne.
From 4pm, catch Maps with Fee B-Squared for interviews and panel discussions around select Music on Film titles, as well as live performances. Then, from 7 to 8pm the crew from Plato’s Cave (Cerise Howard, Tara Judah, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Emma Westwood) review some of their special picks from the festival.
For more information, visit http://miff.com.au/program/film/miff-talks-rrr-outside-broadcast

Listen to a podcast of the entire show here

Monday 7th August 2017 @ 4pm, Forum Theatre, Melbourne (Plato’s Cave @ 7pm)


Cinemaniacs’ screening of Christine (dir. John Carpenter, 1983)

Introduction by Clementine Bastow
Panel discussion of the films of John Carpenter with Anthony Biancofiore, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Dean Brandum, Tristan Jones, Emma Westwood
Featuring exclusive video interviews with actors Keith Gordon and Alexandra Paul
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/149898598859782/

Saturday 8th July 2017 @ 8pm, Backlot Studios, Melbourne


Screening and discussion panel, Raw (dir. Julia Ducournau, 2016)

Premiere Melbourne screening of Raw followed by a panel of Clementine Bastow, Barbara Creed and Philippa Hawker – hosted by Emma Westwood – discussing ‘horror in the eyes of women, new age feminism and women on film’.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/149898598859782/

Wednesday 19th April 2017 @ 6.30pm, Cinema Nova, Melbourne


Cinemaniacs’ presents Dolls (dir. Stuart Gordon, 1987)

Introduction by Emma Westwood
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/149194398831734/

Saturday 17th September 2016 @ 8pm, Backlot Studios, Melbourne


Melbourne International Film Festival, Bad Girl (dir. Fin Edquist, 2016)

Emma Westwood hosts a Q&A with the filmmaker at the end of the session
For more information, visit https://miff.com.au/program/film/bad-girl

Saturday 13th August 2016 @ 4.15pm, Kino Cinemas, Melbourne


Melbourne International Film Festival, The Devil’s Candy (dir. Sean Byrne, 2016)

Emma Westwood hosts a Q&A with the filmmaker at the end of the session
For more information, visit http://miff.com.au/program/film/the-devils-candy

Wednesday 10th August 2016 @ 9pm, Hoyts Melbourne Central


Cinemaniacs’ presents The Fly (dir. David Cronenberg, 1986)

Introduction by Emma Westwood
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/739373472851317/

Saturday 19th September 2015 @ 8pm, Backlot Studios, Melbourne