Shadows (1959)


SATURDAY 10 MARCH

BEANBAG CINEMA

4PM START, £5

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dir. John Cassavetes 1959

Legendary composer and bass player, Charles Mingus scores this John Cassavetes film about perception of race in 1950s America. Filmed with a camera borrowed from Shirley Clarke and in John Cassevetes and Gena Rowland’s shared apartment. The film was known as a progressive look at race relations in the US, but modern audiences would likely find the casting of a white woman of Italian descent as a black woman part of the Hollywood tradition of whitewashing.