CINEMANIA is a documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City that reveals the impassioned world of five wildly obsessed movie buffs. They spend their waking hours in darkened theaters, and now, these full-time audience members step from their seats onto the big screen in this entertaining documentary which celebrates their obsessions - from the grandiosity of their aesthetic dreams to the austerity of their domestic realities. In Cinemania, the Silver Screen's biggest fans become the true stars. This is the story of their lives, their memories, their unbending habits and the films they love.
Directed by Angela Christlieb & Stephen Kijak
A Hanfgarn & Ufer production, in cooperation with Loop Filmworks
"A crisp, intelligent film" Stephen Holden, The New York Times
"NO WAY!!!... It's like My Big Fat Greek Wedding for our crowd, better entitled My Big Fat Movie Obsession."
Locarno International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, SXSW, Tribeca Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Munich Film Festival, Sheffield Documentary Festival, Jerusalem Film Festival, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, Goteborg Film Festival, Oslo Film Festival, AFI Fest, Provincetown International Film Festival, Edmonton Film Festival, DocSoup Toronto, Adelaide Film Festival, Incredible Film Festival New Zealand, Philadelphia Film Festival, Just For Laughs Film Festival Montreal, Kassel Documentary Festival.
Golden Starfish Jury Award: Best Documentary, Hamptons International Film Festival