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  • Husbands - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009

    John Cassavetes wrote and directed this look at three middle-aged men thrown into a midlife crisis when one of their mutual friends dies. Harry (Ben Gazzara), Archie (Peter Falk) and Gus (John Cassavetes) attend the funeral of their buddy David Rowlands (Stuart Jackson); all three are starting to feel the pressures of their advancing years, while Harry is having serious problems with his marriage. After the funeral, the three men decide that they need to get away from it all for a while, and they spend the next two days getting drunk, shooting hoops, playing cards, sleeping on the subway, and pretending that they're teenagers again. After 48 hours of irresponsibility, Archie and Gus decide that fun is fun but it's time to go home. But when Harry goes back to his wife, they have a huge argument; Harry storms out and decides to fly to England, persuading Archie and Gus to tag along. They get dressed up, visit a casino, and pick up beautiful women, but while Archie and Gus, as before, look at this as a brief vacation from their lives as loyal husbands and fathers, Harry doesn't want to go home, even though he seems more troubled by his infidelity than do his two friends. Cassavetes' first directorial project after his critical breakthrough with Faces, featuring intense, largely improvised performances by two of his most consistent collaborators, Ben Gazzara and Peter Falk, Husbands was originally released in a cut running 154 minutes, but was trimmed to 138 minutes for general release. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
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    All-time greatest Actors turned Directors

    Type: Gallery | Date: Friday, Sep 20, 2013

    Best Performance as an Actor: "Singin' In The Rain" (1952) Best Fi...
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    Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 Live-Blog

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Jan 27, 2013

    Will the actors help clarify the Oscars picture?
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    'The Matrix' and Madonna top this year's National Registry additions

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012

    A typically eclectic mix of titles rounds out the film year
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    Round-up: The Super Bowl's crystal ball

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Feb 6, 2012

    Also: R.I.P. Ben Gazzara, and Iranian backlash to 'A Separation'
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    Cassavetes regular and 'Lebowski' star Ben Gazzara dies at age 81 in NYC

    Type: Post | Date: Saturday, Feb 4, 2012

    One of the great character actors is gone
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    Festival News: SXSW gets 'Predators' and Asheville gets ActionFest

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Mar 3, 2010

    Plus Tribeca goes VOD day and date with several titles