Writer/director John Cassavetes' improvisational style is used to superb effect in A Woman Under the Influence, one of the benchmark films of American independent cinema. This devastating drama details the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife and her family's struggle to save her from herself. Starring Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk (in two of the most harrowing screen performances of the 1970s) as a married couple deeply in love yet unable to express that love in terms the other can understand, the film is an unforgettable portrait of domestic turmoil. Academy Award nominee for Best Actress and Best Director; selected by the National Film Preservation Board.
Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands, Katherine Cassavetes, Matthew Labyorteaux, Matthew Cassel, Christina Grisanti