Friday, June 17 - Saturday, June 18, 2011

“It’s clear from the opening montage that we’re in the hands of a master. The film moves gracefully from painted credits through an exhilarating aerial survey of Manhattan by night to a vexed woman struggling to leave a crowded bus, all to the soulful strains of Bill Conti’s lovely jazz/orchestral score. Rowlands is typically superb as the tough talking New York moll – half-whore, half-mother – reluctantly lumbered with a prematurely macho Latino boy (Adames) whose family have been killed by the Mob. As they go on the run, antagonism inevitably turns into affection, but Cassavetes and the two leads keep maudlin sentimentality at bay until the very bitter end, when the film basically ‘fesses up that movie-style happy endings are the stuff of pipe dreams. Terrific.” – Time Out (London)

  • Country USA
  • Language English
  • Rating PG
  • Year 1980
  • Running Time 123 minutes
  • Director John Cassavetes