1968 • 130 minutes • 1.66:1 • United States
Spine: #252 Editions: DVD, Collector’s Sets, iTunes
Faces confronts modern alienation and the battle of the sexes with a brutal honesty and compassion rarely matched in cinema.
John Cassavetes was a genius, a visionary, and the progenitor of American independent film, but that doesn’t begin to get at the generosity of his art.
1976 • 135 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #254 Editions: DVD, Collector’s Sets, iTunes
John Cassavetes engages with film noir in his own inimitable style with The Killing of a Chinese Bookie. Ben Gazzara brilliantly portrays a gentleman’s club owner, Cosmo Vitelli, desperately committed to maintaining a facade of suave gentility despite the seediness of his environment.
1984 • 141 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #721 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD
The electric filmmaking genius John Cassavetes and his brilliant wife and collaborator Gena Rowlands give luminous, fragile performances as two closely bound, emotionally wounded souls who reunite after years apart.
1977 • 144 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #255 Editions: Collector’s Sets, iTunes
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.
1959 • 82 minutes • 1.33:1 • United States
Spine: #251 Editions: DVD, Collector’s Sets, iTunes
John Cassavetes’s directorial debut revolves around a romance in New York City between Lelia (Lelia Goldoni), a light- skinned black woman, and Tony (Anthony Ray), a white man.
1974 • 147 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #253 Editions: DVD, Collector’s Sets, iTunes
John Cassavetes’ devastating drama details the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife and her family’s struggle to save her from herself. This is one of the benchmark films of American independent cinema—a heroic document from a true maverick director.