Film - Feature | May 3 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands,
John Cassavetess masterpiece retains the power to unnerve with its raw, often harrowing depiction of a blue-collar Los Angeles family on the rocks. Gena Rowlandss performance as Mabel Longhetti, wife of everyman Nick (Peter Falk) and mother of three, stands as a virtually unmatched tour de force. As a woman struggling desperately to reconcile who she thinks she should beas wife, mother, lover, friendwith the anarchic spirit she really is, Mabel is the kind of intense, complex, and above all deeply human role that is still all too rare in Hollywood.
- Paul Malcolm, UCLA Film & Television Archive
Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission