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  • Sunday, April 23

    4:15 PM (129 mins)
    BAMPFA

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SUBJECTS

Adultery -- United States -- Drama, Suburban life -- Drama, Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- United States -- Drama

Faces

Restored 35mm Print

Faces is really an anti-intellectual picture; it’s against all people that know and for people that just feel.

John Cassavetes

Faces is the night-long journey to the epicenter of a marriage on the rocks. An L.A. business executive (John Marley) is jarred out of complacency in his marriage and spends the night with a call girl (Gena Rowlands). His wife (Lynn Carlin) picks up a friendly young stud (Seymour Cassel) in a discotheque and in the morning attempts suicide. Faces is unflinching in its portrayal of the things we do for love. Ray Carney observed, “However doomed, [Cassavetes’s characters] are still smarter, more passionate, more creative than almost any other figures in all of film.”

Judy Bloch