1959 / 81 min. /
Director: John Cassavetes
Cast: Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd

Black Gold x Retropath!: John Cassavetes’ SHADOWS – 60th Anniversary!

Wednesday, May 15th join BLACK GOLD and Retropath – A Bizarre Cinema Showcase in celebrating the 60th anniversary of John Cassavetes’ SHADOWS!

A limited amount of *FREE* tickets for this screening will be set aside for members of the black community. Please message Black Gold on Facebook or Instagram to reserve your complimentary ticket.

“John Cassavetes’s directorial debut revolves around a romance in New York City between Lelia (Lelia Goldoni), a light- skinned black woman, and Tony (Anthony Ray), a white man. The relationship is put in jeopardy when Tony meets Lelia’s darker-skinned jazz singer brother, Hugh (Hugh Hurd), and discovers that her racial heritage is not what he thought it was. Shot on location in Manhattan with a mostly nonprofessional cast and crew, Shadows is a penetrating work that is widely considered the forerunner of the American independent film movement.” (Criterion)

Generously sponsored by The Beguiling Books & Art.

BLACK GOLD is made possible in part by the funding support from the Ontario Arts Council – Conseil des arts de l’Ontario, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

We wish to acknowledge the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the original keepers of this land, for hosting Black Gold and The Royal Cinema. Today, the meeting place of Tkaronto is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and present in this territory

Upcoming Screenings:


None Currently Scheduled