Shadows Movie Review 1960

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Director Cassavettes' first indie feature finds jazz player Hugh (Hurd) forced to play dives to support his brother Ben (Carruthers) and sister Lelia (Goldoni). Light-skinned enough to pass for white, Lelia takes on the uptown New York art crowd and gets involved with the white Tony (Ray), who leaves when he finds out her true heritage. Meanwhile, Ben drifts along with his friends who abandon him when trouble finds them. Script was improvised by cast.


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Available on VHS
Running time 87 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Brothers & Sisters, African America, Jazz & Blues, Not-So-True Identity, Interracial Affairs
Hugh Hurd, Lelia Goldoni, Ben Carruthers, Anthony Ray, Rupert Crosse, Tom Allen
Erich Kollmar
John Cassavetes
Charles Mingus, Shifi Hadi
Maurice McEndree


Natl. Film Reg. 1993.

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