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Opening Night (1977)

Opening Night                                  (1977)
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Gena Rowlands Gena Rowlands
Myrtle Gordon
John Cassavetes John Cassavetes
Maurice Aarons
Ben Gazzara Ben Gazzara
Manny Victor
Joan Blondell Joan Blondell
Sarah Goode
Paul Stewart Paul Stewart
David Samuels
Zohra Lampert Zohra Lampert
Dorothy Victor
Laura Johnson Laura Johnson
Nancy Stein
John Tuell John Tuell
Gus Simmons


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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, John Cassavetes’s 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 the director’s singular, wrenched-from-the-heart creative method.
Release date: 17 April 1978
UPC: 013023002791
Tags: Drama (7), 1970s (6), 1977 (6), Alcoholism (5), Theater (4), Acting (3), Spiritualist (3), Limousine (3), 70's (2), Cassavetes (2), Theatre (1), HQ (1), American New Wave (1), Ghosts (1), Movie (1), Loneliness (1), Film (1), Usa (1), Stage Actress (1), Doomed Characters (1)
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