A Woman Under The Influence
DIRECTOR: JOHN CASSAVETES
CAST: GENA ROWLANDS, PETER FALK
WRITTEN BY - JOHN CASSAVETES
Gena Rowlands will be in attendance for a Q&A following the Saturday screening.
As Mabel and Nick, a mentally ill woman and her husband,Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk deliver performances of breathtaking generosity. Mabel’s spontaneity and warmth are inextricable from her illness. Nick’s drive to protect her morphs believably into violence and back to tenderness. Cassavetes and his cast don’t shave off any of the burrs of family life; it is beautiful and harrowing. Another of Gena Rowland’s career-defining performances, and another masterpiece from Cassavetes and company. “Good times from now on,” Nick says. “That’s what we’re gonna have,” and we desperately want to believe him.
35mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Restoration funding provided by The Film Foundation and GUCCI.