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OPENING NIGHT

OPENING NIGHT

  • Directed by John Cassavetes
  • Starring Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara
  • 1977 | 144mins | USA | rated (15)

Actress Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) is a functioning alcoholic actress who is a few days from the opening night of her latest play, concerning a woman distraught about aging. One night a car kills one of Myrtle's fans who is chasing her limousine in an attempt to get the star's attention. Myrtle internalizes the accident and goes on a spiritual quest, but fails to finds the answers she is after. As opening night inches closer and closer, fragile Myrtle must find a way to make the show go on.