Essential Cinema: Cassavetes/Rowlands


Directed by John Cassavetes

USA, 1971, 1h 54min, DCP

Essential Cinema  Cassavetes/Rowlands

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

Cassavetes’ “screwball comedy” is a love story between a newly dumped woman, played by Gena Rowlands, and a bizarre parking lot attendant (the magnificent Seymour Cassell).


“The sculptural physicality of the images, a 3-D explosion without glasses, embodies that violence while preserving the antagonists’ innocent grace; love smooths things out to a dreamy and reflective shine.” –  Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“The movie is sort of a fairy tale, Cassavetes says; it’s dedicated to all the people who didn’t marry the person they should have. It is a movie on the side of love, and it is one of the finest movies of the year.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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