Part documentary, part fiction, Shadows explores race relations during the Beat Generation years in New York City. A model of independent film, it was shot with a 16mm handheld camera on the streets of New York, much of the dialogue was improvised, and the cast and crew were made up almost entirely of volunteers. A jazz-infused soundtrack complements the subject matter and the era in which the film was born.
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Thursday, August 23, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
John Cassavetes, 1959, 81 min., 35mm
Image: John Cassavetes, Shadows (still), 1959; courtesy Lion International/Photofest; © Lion International
Print courtesy of UCLA Film & Television Archive.