A Woman Under The Influence

50th anniversary!

“Perhaps the greatest of Cassavetes’ films.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Nominated for multiple Oscars, Emmys, and Golden Globes (and taking home her share of wins), Gena Rowlands is a legend forever. Charting Rowlands’s transformation as “Mabel” from endearingly kooky to bleakly incoherent (and back again), John Cassavetes’s A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE is perhaps the most important examination of mental health ever captured onscreen. Cassavetes observes the ricochets between Mabel’s health and her in-laws’s “influence.” But at the heart of this film is her relationship with her conservative husband (an equally amazing Peter Falk), who struggles in vain to pull Mabel out of her decline. Both tough-as-bricks and delicate, A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE goes straight for the throat.

2h 35m
John Cassavetes
First Showing
May 15, 2024
  • Assisted Listening


Sunday, May 19, 2024 3:15 PM
Location Big Roxie

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