Opening Night

Opening Night

Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) rehearses for a play about a woman unable to come to terms with her aging, whilst in her own life some unknown whatsit compels her towards self-destruction. The death of a fan in front of her forces a re-examination of her own decaying life. In typical Cassavetes fashion, not everything is revealed, and the audience is forced to engage with the characters from whom they can’t tear their eyes.

WINNER: Berlinale 1978 (Silver Bear; Interfilm Award)

Opening Night

It's 'the slap' pre 'the slap'

  • Director: John Cassavetes
  • Year: 1977
  • Run Time: 139mins
  • Format: 35mm
  • Country: US
  • Rating: M