CFS Presents: LOVE STREAMS - TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!
BROWN PAPER TICKETS SALES ARE CLOSED. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR 45 MIN BEFORE SHOWTIME.
Monday, November 28 @ 7:00pm / Music Box Theatre
Directed by John Cassavetes - 1984
Love is a stream. Its continuous. It doesnt stop. Director John Cassavetess final masterpiece (hed be diagnosed with fatal cirrhosis of the liver during production) takes its title from these lines, a nakedly romantic sentiment that sounds like a curse when spoken during divorce proceedings by the mentally unstable Sarah Lawson (Gena Rowlands, Cassavetess real-life partner). Over the course of the films bruising, hysterical 141 minutes, Sarah and her brother Robert, a celebrity writer played with louche charm by Cassavetes himself, will try to rein in their considerable dysfunctions for just long enough to find an outlet for the surplus of love thats slowly eating away at both of them. For Robert, this means pursuing a series of younger paramours and making a disastrous attempt to connect with his long-estranged son. Sarah, meanwhile, rebounds from the dissolution of her marriage with an ill-conceived European vacation and trips out to the bowling alley looking for the sex. More than twenty years after Shadows marked him as the standard-bearer for American independent film, Cassavetes found an unlikely backer in The Cannon Group, beloved purveyors of Death Wish sequels and Chuck Norris vehicles whose mulish pursuit of prestige would also lead them to financing films by Raúl Ruiz, Norman Mailer, and Jean-Luc Godard. While in the past Cassavetes would be knee-capped working with other peoples money, Love Streams wound up being the directors most uncompromising film, an unruly amalgam of musical numbers, searing family drama, slapstick comedy, and surrealist interludes thats like nothing else in American cinema. (CW)
141 min - The Cannon Group Inc. - 35mm from Park Circus
Preceded by: Cassavetes trailer reel
Music Box Theatre (View)
3733 N Southport
Chicago, IL 60613
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|