Independent-film pioneer John Cassavetes is being saluted by the Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre. Screening Thursday evening is Cassavetes' 1959 directorial debut, "Shadows," which was shot on the streets of New York on a shoestring budget. Costar Lelia Goldoni will be on hand for a Q&A. Friday's offering is his 1961 film, "Too Late Blues," with Bobby Darin and Stella Stevens, along with episodes from his 1959-60 detective series, "Johnny Staccato."
One of Cassavetes' frequent collaborators, Ben Gazzara, is set to visit the Silent Movie Theatre on Saturday night for a screening of the first film he made with the filmmaker-actor, 1970's "Husbands," which also stars Peter Falk. Sunday's triple Gazzara bill includes 1957's "The Strange One," which was directed by Jack Garfein and marked Gazzara's film debut; Cassavetes' 1976 feature, "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie"; and Peter Bogdanovich's 1979 "Saint Jack." http://www.cinefamily.org.