Posts tagged ‘John Cassavetes’
May 28, 2014  |  Collection & Exhibitions, Film
From the Collection: John Cassavetes’s A Pair of Boots (1962)

New York–born actor/director John Cassavetes (1929–1989) began working in early episodic television while directing his first feature film, Shadows, which officially opened in March 1961 in New York City. Concurrent with the production of Shadows, Cassavetes starred in and directed 27 episodes of the early television crime drama Johnny Staccato (which was filmed in Los Angeles but set in a Greenwich Village jazz club), in which he played the title role, a jazz pianist/private detective. Read more

August 20, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
John Cassavetes’ Shadows
Shadows. 1960. USA. Directed by John Cassavetes

Shadows. 1960. USA. Directed by John Cassavetes

These notes accompany screenings of John Cassavetes’ Shadows on August 21, 22, and 23 in Theater 3.

John Cassavetes (1929–1989) was a unique figure in the history of the American cinema, moving comfortably in Hollywood, but also a seminal director in what we now think of as independent film. Read more