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