Opening Night Poster

Release Date: 1977

DVD Release Date: April 14th, 1998

PG-13|2 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
Actress Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) is a functioning alcoholic actress who is a few days from the opening night of her latest play, concerning a woman distraught about aging. One night a car kills one of Myrtle's fans who is chasing her limousine in an attempt to get the star's attention. Myrtle internalizes the accident and goes on a spiritual quest, but fails to finds the answers she is after. As opening night inches closer and closer, fragile Myrtle must find a way to make the show go on.

Cast: Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell, John Cassavetes, Paul Stewart, Zohra Lampert, John Finnegan, Ray Powers

Director: John Cassavetes

Genres: Drama

Keywords: 1970s, Fall

Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture