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  • Collage of John Cassavetes photos

Opening Night

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location:
Armer Theater (MZ100)
Cost:
Free. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Opening Night poster

John Cassavetes Retrospective

Opening Night

(dir. John Cassavetes, 1977), 144 mins. 

While in the midst of rehearsals for her latest play, Broadway actor Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) witnesses the accidental death of an adoring young fan, after which she begins to confront the chaos of her own life. Headlined by a virtuoso performance by Rowlands, John Cassavetes’s Opening Night lays bare the drama of a performer who, at great personal cost, makes a part her own, and it functions as a metaphor for the director’s singular, wrenched-from-the-heart creative method. (Criterion.com)