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Shadows

Shadows

Shadows

1959 / 87min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: JOHN CASSAVETES

CAST: BEN CARRUTHERS, LELIA GOLDONI, HUGH HURD

WRITTEN BY - JOHN CASSAVETES

Filmed in inky black and white, Shadows follows three African American siblings through a multi-racial New York bohemia. It’s a world that, by the end, is a paradise lost to each of them in one way or another. A jazz score trips along after them–through coffee shops, nightclubs, Times Square, the Port Authority, and Central Park on a cold March day. Cassavetes cast students from his acting workshop in the main roles; Lelia Goldini as the little sister beams a strange purity. On a shortlist of the most important debut films in American cinema.