A Woman under the Influence
First screened in April 1998 / Most recently screened in May 2011
Director: John Cassavetes. Cast: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Lady Rowlands, Fred Draper, Katherine Cassavetes, Matthew Labyorteaux, Matthew Cassel, Christina Grisanti, O.G. Dunn, Mario Gallo, Eddie Shaw, Leon Wagner, Charles Horvath, Angelo Grisanti, Vincent Barbi, John Finnegan, James Joyce, Hugh Hurd. Screenplay: John Cassavetes.

Twitter Capsule: Monumental, marrying emotional depth of opera with ragged intimacy of home movies. Actors miraculous.

VOR:   Most widely seen movie, maybe, by pioneer of what "American independent cinema" means after mid-century. Greatest showcase, too, for pioneer of new, post-Kim Stanley breed of act(ress)ing.

Photo © 1974 Faces International

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Director: John Cassavetes
Best Actress: Gena Rowlands

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: John Cassavetes
Best Actress (Drama): Gena Rowlands
Best Screenplay: John Cassavetes

Other Awards:
National Board of Review: Best Actress (Rowlands)

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