Drowning in the Bathtub: the Films of John Cassavetes
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Perhaps the pioneer of American independent filmmaking, the late Cassavetes is known for his raw, often improvised form. His films tend to center on the problems that exist within the domestic space; not for nothing did the director's wife, the wonderfully unhinged Gena Rowlands, frequently star in his pictures. Check out some of his lauded films such as Faces (1968) and A Woman Under the Influence (1974).