Authors -- United States -- Drama, Brothers and sisters -- Drama, Divorced parents -- Drama

Vijay Anderson Selects: Love Streams

BAMPFA Collection Print

  • Introduction

    Vijay Anderson is a Bay Area drummer, bandleader, and composer; he and other members of Gambits will play music inspired by Love Streams at the August 18 Full.


Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Diahnne Abbott, Seymour Cassel,

Cassavetes portrays disillusioned writer Robert Harmon, and Gena Rowlands, his sister Sarah in this film about the blows and buttresses of family. Based on a play by Cassavetes’s close friend Ted Allan, the film works the brother-sister relationship as one Janus-faced character: Robert, who runs away from any children he may have fathered in order to continue being the child himself, and Sarah, perpetually maternal and insistently happy, who believes that everyone needs something—anything—to love. For the New Yorker’s Richard Brody, “The movie is a mighty, intimate, kaleidoscopically subjective, bravely self-searching summation of a career, an era, and a life.”

  • Ted Allan
  • John Cassavetes
Based On
  • A play by Ted Allan

  • Al Ruban
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 141 mins
  • Park Circus

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Love streams (program note), Cinematheque Ontario/a division of Toronto International Film Festival Group, Andréa Picard, 2006

Love streams (program note), Village Voice, Dennis Lim, 2005

Love streams (program note), Harvard Film Archive, 2000

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

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

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

Love streams (review), Variety, Leonard Klady, 1984

Love streams (press kit), Cannon Films, 1984

'Love streams' -- harrowing, cold view (review), People's World, Pat Hickerson, 1984

Love streams (press release), Surf Theatres, 1984

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