Thursday, January 25
Directed by John Cassavetes
(1968) After a stop at hooker Gena Rowlands’ place, John Marley’s suburban exec heads home and abruptly asks wife Lynn Carlin for a divorce. The two go their separate ways – him to a rendez-vous with Rowlands (if she can only shake those two Johns), her for a night out at the Whiskey a Go Go, then back home again with hustler Seymour Cassel in tow, where the raucous night before turns into a revealing morning after. 35mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Restoration funding provided by The Film Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Approx. 130 min.
“People stripped of all defense; an extraordinary, lacerating examination of middle-aged sexuality...Cassavetes is the master of fictional cinema verité.”
– Amos Vogel
“What Cassavetes has done is astonishing. He has made a film that tenderly, honestly and uncompromisingly examines the way we really live.”
– Roger Ebert