Imogen Poots and Owen Wilson in Squirrel to the Nuts (2014)
Imogen Poots and Owen Wilson in Squirrel to the Nuts (2014)
Squirrels to the Nuts (2014/2022)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Squirrels to the Nuts

Peter Bogdanovich | United States | Unclassified (15+)

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.

Format: 35mm
Language: English
Source: James Kenney
Duration: 123 mins



123 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Also screening on Wed 28 June

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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