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2 July - 2 August 2015: Love Streams

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Love Streams
John Cassavetes
1984 | 138 min | Colour | 35mm

Based on a play by Ted Allan, Love Streams is a haunting, provocative, and brutally honest examination of love, emotional needs, loneliness, and longing. In contrast to the active and confrontational camerawork of his earlier films (most notably in Faces), John Cassavetes creates a spare, muted, and objective portrait, capturing with underlying compassion the empty lives of emotionally adrift characters who act out the ache of their unarticulated despair through incomprehensible, cruel, and often self-destructive acts.

Part of our John Cassavetes season