The trailblazing independent auteur John Cassavetes pushes his raw, uncompromising emotional realism to its limit in this unflinching portrait of masculinity in crisis. Cassavetes joins Ben Gazzara and Peter Falkâboth of whom would become key collaborators of the directorâsâplaying a trio of middle-aged Long Island family men who, following the sudden death of their best friend, channel their grief into an epic, multiday bender that takes them from Manhattan to London in a desperate, debauched quest to feel alive. By turns painfully funny and woundingly perceptive, this self-described âcomedy about life, death, and freedomâ stands as perhaps the most fearless, harrowingly honest deconstruction of American manhood ever committed to film.
Audio commentary with author Marshall Fine
The Story of âHusbandsââA Tribute to John Cassavetes
New interviews with producer Al Ruban and actor Jenny Runacre
New video essay by filmmaker Daniel Raim, featuring audio recordings of John Cassavetes in his own words, exploring the actor-directorâs spirited approach to acting
Episode of The Dick Cavett Show from 1970 featuring John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, and actor Peter Falk