Film Series

Cassavetes Redux

 
 
Oct 4—Oct 9, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
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After our complete retrospective this summer, godfather of American independent cinema John Cassavetes returns by popular demand. This series collects five of his greatest works, all screening in 35mm.

As a director, 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.


 
PAST EVENTS
Film
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
 

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

Fri, Oct 4, 2013
 
 
Film
Opening Night
 

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

Sat, Oct 5, 2013
 
 
Film
A Woman Under the Influence
 

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

Sun, Oct 6, 2013
 
 
Film
Minnie and Moskowitz
 

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

Tue, Oct 8, 2013
 
 
Film
Love Streams
 

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

Wed, Oct 9, 2013