Film Series

Cassavetes

 
 
Jul 6—Jul 31, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
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Godfather of American independent cinema John Cassavetes led his stable of fearless actors—Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara, Seymour Cassel, and, especially, wife Gena Rowlands—into hitherto uncharted cinematic territory, portraying raw human emotion with radical realism and penetrating insight. His films are guided not by conventional narrative technique, but by the rhythms and interiority of everyday life. All films directed by John Cassavetes unless otherwise noted.


 
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PAST EVENTS
Film
Opening Night
 

An aging actress refuses to accept her fading stardom in the provocative drama.

Sat, Jul 6, 2013
 
 
Film
The Dirty Dozen
 

John Cassavetes plays an unhinged psychotic in this World War II cult classic.

Sun, Jul 7, 2013
 
 
Film
Edge of the City
 

Sidney Poitier and John Cassavetes star in this gritty, lower Manhattan-set drama.

Mon, Jul 8, 2013
 
 
Film
Shadows
 

John Cassavetes’ largely improvised debut heralded the birth of the American New Wave.

Tue, Jul 9, 2013
 
 
Film
Too Late Blues
 

This gritty drama stars Bobby Darin as a jazz pianist tormented by his ambition.

Wed, Jul 10, 2013
 
 
Film
A Child is Waiting
 

Judy Garland and Burt Lancaster star in one of John Cassavetes’ rare commerical projects.

Thu, Jul 11, 2013
 
 
Film
A Woman Under the Influence
 

Gena Rowlands delivers a legendary performance in “Cassavetes' masterpiece” (Dave Kehr).

Fri, Jul 12, 2013
 
 
Film
The Killers
 

Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson star in this tough noir adaptation of a Hemingway story.

Mon, Jul 15, 2013
 
 
Film
Machine Gun McCain
 

John Cassavetes gives a manic performance in this portrait of Sin City sleaze.

Tue, Jul 16, 2013
 
 
Film
Faces
 

John Cassavetes splashes raw emotion across every frame in his first critical triumph.

Wed, Jul 17, 2013
 
 
Film
Minnie and Moskowitz
 

John Cassavetes delivers his distinctive take on the screwball romantic comedy.

Thu, Jul 18, 2013
 
 
Film
Husbands
 

Three buddies undergo midlife crises in this lacerating depiction of male friendship.

Fri, Jul 19, 2013
 
 
Film
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
 

The owner of an LA strip club spirals out of control in this tragically human noir.

Sat, Jul 20, 2013
 
 
Film
Rosemary's Baby
 

An Upper West Side mother-to-be discovers she’s carrying the spawn of Satan.

Sun, Jul 21, 2013
 
 
Film
Tempest
 

John Cassavetes and Susan Sarandon star in this offbeat adaptation of Shakespeare’s play.

Mon, Jul 22, 2013
 
 
Film
Gloria
 

An ex-gangster’s moll protects a young boy in this Gena Rowlands vehicle.

Wed, Jul 24, 2013
 
 
Film
The Fury
 

John Cassavetes plays a villainous government operative in Brian De Palma’s tour-de-force.

Thu, Jul 25, 2013
 
 
Film
Big Trouble
 

John Cassavetes’ seldom-seen last film is a comedic reworking of Double Indemnity.

Mon, Jul 29, 2013
 
 
Film
Mikey and Nicky
 

Elaine May’s dark buddy thriller adopts John Cassavetes’ loose-limbed vérité style.

Tue, Jul 30, 2013
 
 
Film
Love Streams
 

John Cassavetes’ penultimate film overflows with compassion and touches of the surreal.

Wed, Jul 31, 2013