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1 July - 2 August 2015: Close-Up on John Cassavetes


To celebrate the opening of our cinema we are delighted to present six films, all screened on 35mm, by John Cassavetes. Often hailed as the father of American independent film, John Cassavetes's maverick approach to filmmaking captured some of the most honest and genuinely moving portrayals of human emotion ever committed to film.
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Programmes

29 June 2015: Costumes for the Films of Andrei Tarkovsky Book Launch

29 June 2015: Costumes for the Films of Andrei Tarkovsky Book Launch

We are delighted to host the launch of Nelli Fomina's book Costumes for the Films of Andrei Tarkovsky. Published for the first time in a single volume are sketches and photographs from Fomina's archive, Andrei Tarkovsky's costume designer and friend.
7 July - 1 August 2015: Shadows

7 July - 1 August 2015: Shadows

Shot on location in Manhattan with a cast and crew made up primarily of amateurs, Cassavetes' Shadows is a visionary work that is widely considered the forerunner of the American independent film movement.
3 - 31 July 2015: Faces

3 - 31 July 2015: Faces

Featuring astonishingly powerful, nervy performances from Marley, Carlin, and Cassavetes regulars Gena Rowlands and Seymour Cassel, Faces confronts suburban alienation and the battle of the sexes with a brutal honesty and compassion rarely matched in cinema.
2 July - 2 August 2015: A Woman Under The Influence

2 July - 2 August 2015: A Woman Under The Influence

Starring Peter Falk and Gena Rowlands as a married couple deeply in love, Cassavetes's devastating drama details the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife and her family's struggle to save her from herself.
3 - 31 July 2015: The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie

3 - 31 July 2015: The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie

John Cassavetes engages film noir in his own inimitable style with The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, a thought-provoking examination of desperation and masculine identity.
1 July - 1 August 2015: Opening Night

1 July - 1 August 2015: Opening Night

Featuring a moving performance by Rowlands (and with some scenes shot on stages with live audiences reacting freely to the writing and performing), John Cassavetes's Opening Night exposes the drama of an actress who at great personal cost makes a part her own.
2 July - 2 August 2015: Love Streams

2 July - 2 August 2015: Love Streams

Based on a play by Ted Allan, Love Streams is a haunting, provocative, and brutally honest examination of love, emotional needs, loneliness, and longing. 

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VIDEO

John Cassavetes on Opening Night

By MacDonald

In advance of our season on John Cassavetes, watch this excerpt of brilliant interview about Opening Night!