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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

John Cassavetes / US, 1976 / 108 min.

Thirty years after John Cassavetes’ death it is high time to turn to the films of the godfather of the American indie film movement once more. Tonight the noir thriller The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, starring Cassavetes regular Ben Gazzara in a brilliant lead role.

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Eye screens the director”s cut (1978) of The Killing of a Chinese Bookie.

In addition to The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Eye screens another restored 35mm film from Cassavetes from the collection on 10 June. A Woman Under the Influence (1974) stars Gena Rowlands as a neurotic, alcoholic housewife.

1 July with introduction by Leo van Hee (programmer Eye)

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Director

John Cassavetes

Production year

1976

Country

US

Original title

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

Length

108 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

Restored & Unseen

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