Film Series: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

1976. USA. Dir: John Cassavetes. With Ben Gazzara. 135 min.

In a bid to save his seedy yet whimsical strip club, Gazzara undertakes the titular murder contract on a certain unlucky soul. The film careens through dim-lit, asynchronous stripteases and a dizzyingly exposed showdown, revealing a man’s mad desperation to pursue and protect the American Dream.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.