Shadows

Introduction

Shadows is an improvised film about interracial relations during the Beat Generation years in New York City, and was written and directed by John Cassavetes. The film stars Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd, and Anthony Ray (Tony in the film).

Many film scholars consider Shadows a milestone in independent cinema of the United States - a genre in whose fans' circles the film has become legendary. In 1960 the film won the Critics Award at the Venice Film Festival.


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