’ As part of BAMcinematek’s film series,
"Gena Rowlands: An Independent Spirit," the acclaimed
actress will participate in audience Q&As following the screenings
of John Cassavetes’ films "A Woman Under the Influence"
on Nov. 10 and "Opening Night" on Nov. 12.
Rowlands starred in both films, which are directed by her husband, Cassavetes, and received an Oscar nomination for her performance in 1974’s "A Woman Under the Influence," about a wife descending into madness. The Q&A that follows Thursday’s 7:30 pm screening will be moderated by director-author Peter Bogdanovich ("The Last Picture Show").
"Opening Night," which includes Ben Gazzara and Cassavetes in the cast, is a play-within-a-play featuring Rowlands as Broadway star Myrtle Gordon, an actor who finds it hard to carry on after witnessing the death of a fan. Rowlands will participate in a just-added Q&A after the 6 pm screening.
Among the highlights of the series, which continues through Nov. 20, is Cassavetes’ 1980 film "Gloria," which showcases Rowlands in the role of a streetwise New Yorker (pictured) harboring a child whose parents are murdered by the mob. "Gloria" will be screened on Nov. 11.
BAMCinematek is located at 30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene. Tickets are $10, $7 for students with ID and seniors. For more information about showtimes and the complete "Gena Rowlands: An Independent Spirit" lineup, call (718) 636-4100 or log on to the Web site at www.bam.org.
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