The December The Royal Cinema pays homage to one of the pioneers of American independent cinema, John Cassavetes. We are thrilled to be presenting four extraordinary films from his near-perfect and absolutely necessary filmography: Opening Night (1977), Husbands (1970), The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976), and our closing film of the retrospective, A Woman Under the Influence (1974), which will be presented on 35mm.
Be sure to grab your full-retrospective pass and see all four films for $40 (available online only! limited availability!)
Individual tickets go on sale November 15.
DECEMBER 14 – THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE (1976) – ORIGINAL 1976 EDIT
John Cassavetes takes his character-driven and pensive sensitivity into the world of film noir with The Killing of a Chinese Bookie. Starring Ben Gazzara as Cosmo Vitelli, a night-club owner who becomes involved in loan shark seediness so badly that he must commit a terrible crime or lose everything. Cassavetes presents a singular analysis of masculinity within the walls of the richly colourful settings, operating as a bewitching crime drama and an honest character study simultaneously.
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