Thursday, February 25, 2010

Husbands @ the Charles Theatre

The Charles will screen John Cassavetes' praised and reviled HUSBANDS three times this week in the Revival time slots.

Saturday, February 27 at Noon
Monday, March 1 at 7pm
Thursday, March 4 at 9pm

1970 John Cassavetes. Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk, John Cassavetes. Restored version.

"...this formally radical, deeply personal work still packs plenty of surprises.
The story centers on three longtime friends, neighbors on Long Island and fellow-commuters—Gus, Archie, and Harry —whose buddy Stuart has died suddenly. After the funeral, they go on a two-day bender. Returning home, Harry has a violent row with his wife and his mother-in-law and decides to fly off to London that day. Fearing for Harry’s well-being, Archie and Gus accompany him. Once there, the three go to a casino and end up bringing women back to their hotel rooms. The drama turns on a simple question: whether any of them will go home." (Richard Brody, The New Yorker)

"A master at the top of his groundbreaking form.
Never before had Cassavetes been this powerful and personal." (Rolling Stone)

"HUSBANDS is an important and great film!"
(Time Magazine)

"Sigmund Freud himself could not have done the job more efficiently. It's a film that - like much of Cassavetes' work - is excessively boring, hard to follow, and extraordinarily illuminating about masculinity and its incorrigible delusions." (The Guardian)