Christlieb and Kijak's engaging documentary dives deep into the culture of cinephilia by examining the lives of five extreme movie fans in New York. "Film is a form of living," one subject declares; casting aside work and social interaction, these filmgoers believe a day not spent in a theater is a day wasted. Populated by opinionated neurotics and compulsives, this candid foray into obsession is a cinephile's ode to joy.
Thursday, January 06, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Introduced by Stella Lochman, education and public programs assistant, SFMOMA
Angela Christlieb and Stephen Kijak, 2002, 83 min., video
Image: Angela Christlieb and Stephen Kijak, Cinemania (still), 2002; image courtesy of Stephen Kijak