Gena Rowlands is rightfully remembered best for her whirlwind of a performance in John Cassavetes’s 1974 masterpiece A Woman Under the Influence. Yet just three years later, she astonished in another collaboration with Cassavetes, the feverish character study Opening Night, in which she plays a grand dame of the theater suffering a series of crippling artistic and personal crises. Watching her character struggle her way to creative fulfillment is nothing short of exhilarating. Viewers in Los Angeles can bask in the glow of Rowlands’s extraordinary work on the big screen when Opening Night plays at Cinefamily on August 20, with an introduction by the artist and opera singer Juliana Snapper. Watch the original trailer below.