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The Cassavetes Project at Canon Hollywood – Saturday 9/19

John Cassavetes’ imagery in moving picture takes us to a stark, dark place that is beautiful in its simplicity.  The stories are more complex, full of intricate studies of human behavior and emotion.  His independent film making style is legendary.

In 1981, when Cassavetes was staging “Three Plays of Love and Hate” at the Center Theater in LA, actor/photographer Steve Reisch expressed his desire to document the repertory.  Reisch also landed a co-star role in one of the three plays.

During the production’s six month run, Reisch photographed more than 3,000 behind-the-scenes images with his Canon AE-1 Program camera. His intimate portraits capture the cast and crew, including Gena Rowlands, Jon Voight, Peter Falk, Nick Cassavetes, a young Angelina Jolie with her father, and John himself. Many of the images have not been seen since June 1981, when the production closed.  Cassavetes’ moving picture intensity is captured brilliantly in these static images.

In partnership with Reisch, Canon has reprinted the images on the Canon imagePrograf 6450 for a special gallery show.  allowing them to be seen for the first time in over two decades.  The gallery will be on display for an eight-week run at Canon Hollywood.

Saturday, September 19, 2015 |Open House from 11:00am-5:00pm

Monday, September 21– Friday, November 20,  2015 | Exhibit Open M-F from10:00am-4:00pm

Canon Hollywood | 6060 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA

WEBSITE:  http://cassavetesevent.com/wp/

 

The Cassavetes Project - Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes.  Photo by Steve Reisch

The Cassavetes Project – Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes. Photo by Steve Reisch

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