Image for Shadows

Dir. John Cassavetes

USA 1959 | Black & white | 87 mins | Cert 12A | Drama

Cast: Benito Carruthers, Leila Goldoni

Cassavetes’ hugely influential ‘improvisation’ centres on two brothers and a sister – black, but with the sister passing for white – leading a Bohemian life in New York. The electric atmosphere and edgily naturalistic performances combine with free-focus black and white camerawork and Charles Mingus’ bluesy score to evoke the jazzy soul of a city.

– Geoff Andrew

Available on: DCP, 35mm

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