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John Cassavetes

Singular, uncompromising, visionary. John Cassavetes was the pretty-boy actor who left it all behind to focus on his guerrilla filmmaking. In doing so he near singlehandedly established the American independent film scene.

Here you’ll find cinema at its most raw, direct and unfettered. But most of all Cassavetes’ cinema is about truth; scorched onscreen at its most soul-baring.

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John Cassavetes
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Faces

Faces 1968 15

Richard and his wife Maria seek solace from their disintegrating marriage in the arms of other lovers in John Cassavetes's powerful 1968 feature.

130 mins USA Director. John Cassavetes

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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie 1976 15

John Cassavetes’s uncompromising character study of a gangster, with Ben Gazzara as the small-time club owner whose life begins to spin out of control.

108 mins USA Director. John Cassavetes

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Memories of John

Memories of John 2012

A short documentary featuring some of John Cassavetes' key collaborators, actor Peter Falk and producer Al Ruban.

USA Director. Doug Headline

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Opening Night

Opening Night 1977 15

John Cassavetes’s emotionally charged film stands as one of the great American movies about theatre and the art of performance.

144 mins USA Director. John Cassavetes

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Shadows

Shadows 1959 12

John Cassavetes, directorial debut follows the relationship between a mixed-race woman and a white man.

87 mins USA Director. John Cassavetes

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A Woman Under the Influence

A Woman Under the Influence 1974 15

John Cassavetes's powerful drama stars Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk as a blue-collar couple struggling to cope with the wife's slide into mental illness.

156 mins USA Director. John Cassavetes

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