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Opening Night

Opening Night
December 10, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Opening Night  (1977)

Gena Rowlands plays an actress who struggles with, resists and eventually overthrows the text written by Joan Blondell’s veteran playwright in a tour de force dramatic examination of age, gender, celebrity and identity.  The consummate studio professional, Blondell struggled with but ultimately rose to the occasion of director John Cassavetes’ considerably looser methods to deliver an astonishing late career performance.

35mm, color, 140 min.  DIR/SCR: John Cassavetes.  CAST: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Joan Blondell.