Egyptian Theatre
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Thu, May 2, 2019 - Fri, Jun 14, 2019
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CASSAVETES & SCORSESE: LOVE IS STRANGE

Pairing each of director John Cassavetes’ independent films with Martin Scorsese’s most impactful works of the 20th century, the American Cinematheque is thrilled to present this New Hollywood showcase over nine glorious evenings. Sharing a great friendship, Cassavetes and Scorsese helped shape American cinema in many ways, whether it was on the streets of New York with handheld cameras, experimenting with actors in rehearsal, or pursuing visions that were uncompromisingly personal.

As the story goes, it was Cassavetes’ first film SHADOWS, a groundbreaking work of independent filmmaking, that most impacted aspiring young filmmaker Scorsese, leading to the equally influential WHO’S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR (of which Cassavetes was a great admirer). From there on out, the two filmmakers were each other’s greatest advocates. In the early 1970s, Cassavetes welcomed Scorsese with open arms, providing him with a place to sleep, as well as an assistant sound editor’s credit on MINNIE AND MOSKOWITZ (which will screen with TAXI DRIVER). It was around this time that Cassavetes famously encouraged Scorsese to avoid studio genre pictures and instead pursue a more personal vision, which soon led to MEAN STREETS, based on real events Scorsese had witnessed. The film is presented with Cassavetes’ stylistically similar FACES.

Ever since, Scorsese has been one of Cassavetes’ most vocal supporters, frequently speaking of his influence and reaffirming Cassavetes’ status as the “Father of Independent Cinema.” Further, Scorsese’s The Film Foundation has sought to preserve and restore Cassavetes’ films, including A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE, widely considered to be Cassavetes’ masterpiece and the vehicle for Gena Rowlands’ most groundbreaking performance. On closing night, we present the film on a double feature with Scorsese’s ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, which stars Ellen Burstyn in a role spiritually connected to Rowland’s Mabel.

Other pairings in the series include the Vegas-themed CASINO and LOVE STREAMS, surreal street thrillers AFTER HOURS and GLORIA, night club-set mob films RAGING BULL and THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE, and meditations on both extreme fandom (THE KING OF COMEDY and OPENING NIGHT) and hyper-masculinity (GOODFELLAS and HUSBANDS).

Series compiled by Grant Moninger and Chris LeMaire. Program notes by Chris LeMaire.

We are thrilled to welcome actresses Rosanna Arquette and Julie Carmen and producer Irwin Winkler to the Egyptian Theatre to discuss their films in this series!
Egyptian TheatreThu, May 2, 2019 - Fri, Jun 14, 2019
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Thu, May 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Fri, May 3, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Sun, May 5, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Producer Irwin Winkler In Person!
Sat, May 18, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Rosanna Arquette & Julie Carmen In Person!
Thu, May 23, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Producer Irwin Winkler In Person!
Fri, May 24, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Thu, May 30, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Jun 14, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Thu, Jun 20, 2019 - 7:30pm
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