Sun 21 Jul

Opening Night

Cert. 15


The Stage on Screen

144 mins

in English

US | 1977 | dir. John Cassavetes, with Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara

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, 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 Cassavetes’ singular, wrenched-from-theheart creative method.


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