The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present
Squirrels to the Nuts
In 2014, what would turn out to be Bogdanovich’s final fiction feature (starring Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston and Imogen Poots) was released in a bowdlerised form as She’s Funny That Way. Plot twist: in the year prior to Bogdanovich’s death in January 2022 the original cut was rediscovered, its title an homage to Ernst Lubitsch’s final completed film, Cluny Brown. With a vibrant New York City as a backdrop and some key players from the director’s oeuvre, including Cybill Shepherd, Tatum O’Neal and Austin Pendleton, this is the resurrected film’s first scheduled screening in Australia.
With a video introduction by James Kenney, who found the lost version.
Also screening on Wed 28 June
Everyone has their reasons: The films of Peter Bogdanovich
Targets (1968) – Wed 21 Jun, 7pm
The Last Picture Show (1971) – Wed 21 Jun, 8.50pm
What's Up, Doc? (1972) – Wed 28 Jun, 7pm
Squirrels to the Nuts (2014/2022) – Wed 28 Jun, 8.50pm
Saint Jack (1979) – Wed 5 Jul, 7pm
At Long Last Love (1975) – Wed 5 Jul, 9.05pm
About the program
Born in upstate New York to immigrants who had fled the Nazis, Peter Bogdanovich (1939–2022) will always be remembered as the notable American auteur who took the French path from criticism to filmmaking...
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