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16 - 22 July 2017: Opening Night


Opening Night
John Cassavetes
1977 | 144 min | Colour | 35mm

Broadway actress Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) rehearses for her latest play, about a woman unable to admit that she is ageing. When she witnesses the accidental death of an adoring young fan, she begins to confront the personal and professional turmoil she faces in her own life. 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.

Part of our John Cassavetes season