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A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
March 13, 2009 - 7:30 pm
Seymour Cassel, Lelia Goldoni, Bo Harwood, Mike Farris and others TBA.

Directed by John Cassavetes

Over 30 years after its self-distributed release, screenwriter-director John Cassavetes' masterpiece retains the power to shock and unnerve for its raw, often harrowing depiction of a blue-collar Los Angeles family on the rocks. At its trembling heart, Gena Rowlands' performance as Mabel Longhetti, wife of everyman Nick (Peter Falk) and mother of three, stands as a virtually unmatched tour de force. As a woman struggling to reconcile who she thinks she should be—as wife, mother, lover—with the anarchic spirit she really is, Mabel is the kind of complex woman's role that is still all too rare in Hollywood's output.

Faces International Films, Inc.. Producer: Sam Shaw. Screenplay: J. Cassavetes. Cinematographer: Mitchell Breit. Camera: Mike Farris. Editor: David Armstrong, Sheila Viseltear, Beth Bergeron. Music: Bo Harwood. Cast: Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands, Katherine Cassavetes.

35mm, 155 min.