Shadows 1959

John Cassavetes’s directorial debut revolves around a romance in New York City between Lelia, a light- skinned black woman, and Tony, a white man. The relationship is put in jeopardy when Tony meets Lelia’s darker-skinned jazz singer brother, Hugh, and discovers that her racial heritage is not what he thought it was. Shot on location in Manhattan with a mostly nonprofessional cast and crew, Shadows is a penetrating work that is widely considered the forerunner of the American independent film movement.

Directed by: John Cassavetes
Written by: John Cassavetes
Runtime:87 minutes
Critics score:
Tagline:A film NOT TO BE MISSED
Cast:
Lelia Goldoni
Lelia Goldoni
Lelia 
Hugh Hurd
Hugh Hurd
Hugh 
Anthony Ray
Anthony Ray
Tony 
Dennis Sallas
Dennis Sallas
Dennis 
Tom Reese
Tom Reese
Tom