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Chelsea Classics Summer 2023

1129 Weaver Dairy Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: (919) 929-8428
Time: 4:00 PM

John Cassavetes X2 - Husbands (John Cassavetes, 1970, 142 min) In the catalogue of films about platonic male love, few have the same sensitivity for its codes and complications as Husbands. This tale of a middle-aged, suburbanite trio (real life buddies Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk, and director John Cassavetes, all at the top of their game) mourning the recent death of their pal—and their youth—by going on an endless memorial bender suggests that, for many, the truest way to express one’s feelings is by throwing them up… That Cassavetes and his friends still managed to have such a blast making it gives this picture a bittersweet, Frank Capra-like tenderness which, for all its sometimes revolting messiness, feels pretty much classic. (Dylan Pasture, Screen Slate)