May 2015, living archive

Vaginal Davis Presents Rising Stars, Falling Stars – We Must Have Music!

OPENING NIGHT, 1977

On May 17, Vaginal Davis presents OPENING NIGHT by John Cassavetes (USA 1977). Gena Rowlands as a "woman under the influence": For theater star Myrtle Gordon, her life and her roles have fused together into an inextricable whole. When a young admirer of hers is killed in an accident, she develops a resistance to the play and to her role of an aging woman and succumbs ever further to alcohol. The premiere threatens to end in a scandal. Bo Harwood’s music was described as follows: "This is film music in the raw, as rough and unpolished as Cassavetes' movies." (Peter Rinaldi) Followed by drinks and music as always.