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Opening Night

Spine #255

Oct 22, 2013

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Opening Night

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Directed By: John Cassavetes
Starring: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell, Paul Stewart
Licensor: Jumer Productions, Inc.

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While in the midst of rehearsals for her latest play, Broadway actor Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) witnesses the accidental death of an adoring young fan, after which she begins to confront the chaos of her own life. Headlined by a virtuoso performance by Rowlands, John Cassavetes's Opening Night lays bare the drama of a performer who, at great personal cost, makes a part her own, and it functions as a metaphor for the director's singular, wrenched-from-the-heart creative method.

  • New video conversation between actors Gena Rowlands and Ben Gazzara
  • New video interview with director of photography and producer Al Ruban
  • Audio interview with Cassavetes by film historians Michel Ciment and Michael Wilson conducted after the film's release
  • Trailers


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