Opening Night

Opening Night
  • 1978
  • US
  • 2h 24min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Cassavetes
  • Written by: John Cassavetes
  • Cast: Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell, Paul Stewart, Zohra Lampert, John Cassavetes

Cassavetes turns his hand to a backstage drama about an ageing actress at a crisis point in her career. It boldly parallels Rowlands' real-life position in the industry with her onstage/onscreen character. The film is hysterical, overlong and yet as profound a portrait of an actress on the edge of breakdown as you will find outside of Bergman's 'The Face'.

Performance times

BFI Southbank, London SE1 (0.0 miles)

Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, England, SE1 8XT
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Mon 1 Oct

  • 20:20

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