Blu-ray

Shadows (1959)

Street Date:
Pending
Movie Release Year:
1959
MPAA Rating:
Unrated
Studio:
Criterion
Length:
81 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

John Cassavetes

Plot Synopsis:

John Cassavetes' directorial debut revolves around an interracial romance between Lelia (Lelia Goldoni), a light-skinned black woman living in New York City with her two brothers, and Tony (Anthony Ray), a white man. The relationship crumbles when Tony meets Lelia's brother Hugh (Hugh Hurd), a talented dark-skinned jazz singer struggling to find work, and discovers the truth about Lelia's racial heritage. Shot on location in Manhattan with a cast and crew made up primarily of amateurs, Cassavetes' Shadows is a visionary work that is widely considered the forerunner of the American independent film movement.

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