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


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
  • English
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 129 mins
  • UCLA Film & Television Archive
  • Westchester Films
  • Faces Distribution
Additional Info
  • Restoration funding provided by The Film Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

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Faces (program note), Pacific Film Archive Calendar, Judy Bloch, 2002

Faces (distributor materials), Castle Hill, 1997

John Cassavetes (flyer), 1991

Love films: a Cassavetes retrospective (article), Reader (Chicago, Ill.), Jonathan Rosenbaum, 1991

The films of John Cassavetes (program), Walker Art Center, 1989

John Cassavetes, actor and indie filmmaker pioneer, dead at 59 (obituary), Variety, Lawrence Cohn, 1989

The films of John Cassavetes (press release), Pacific Film Archive, 1989

The films of John Cassavetes (program note), Walker Art Center, 1989

The films of John Cassavetes (press release), Walker Art Center, 1989

Faces (program note), Toronto International Film Festival, 1982

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