Broadway actress Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) rehearses for her latest play, about a woman unable to admit that she is aging. When she witnesses the accidental death of an adoring young fan, she begins to confront the personal and professional turmoil she faces in her own life. Featuring a moving performance by Rowlands (and with some scenes shot on stages with live audiences reacting freely to the writing and performing), John Cassavetes' Opening Night exposes the drama of an actress who at great personal cost makes a part her own.
New video conversation between actors Gena Rowlands and Ben Gazzara
New video interview with director of photography and producer Al Ruban
Audio interview with Cassavetes by film historians Michel Ciment and Michael Wilson conducted after the film's release