Melbourne film collective, CINEMANIACS present a screening of THE ROSE accompanied by an introduction by cabaret star Wes Snelling, as part of their ‘It’s Enough to Make A Person Drink: Alcoholism In Film‘ program.
Bette Midler exploded onto the screen with her take-no-prisoners performance in this quintessential film about fame and addiction from director Mark Rydell. Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road. Incisively scripted and beautifully shot—by Vilmos Zsigmond, with assistance on the dazzling concert scenes by a host of other world-class cinematographers, including Conrad L. Hall, László Kovács, Owen Roizman, and Haskell Wexler—this is a sensitively drawn and emotionally overwhelming melodrama that made the popular singer into a movie star as well.
Saturday 23 February 2019 at 8:00 PM
The Backlot Studios
65 Haig Street, Southbank, Victoria, Australia