Introduction by Brian Henry Martin, filmmaker and film critic, on Mon 8 Oct, 6.40pm.
Without a doubt, John Cassavetes was one of the greatest American independent filmmakers of all time.
Following on from his celebrated cinema verité style debut Shadows (1959) and the equally extraordinary Faces (1968), Husbands was Cassavetes'fifth film as director and carries through familiar themes of emotional free fall, nihilism and suburban angst.
Little seen in the UK on its initial release, Husbands stars Cassavetes himself alongside Ben Gazzara and Peter Falk as one of three friends from New York who try to deal with the loss of one of their closest friends.Embarking on a wild journey of rediscovery in an attempt to make sense of their lives, they eventually end up in London...
2 hours 11 minutes
Golden Globe nomination.