Shadows (1959) (en)
Slogan: A film not to be missed.
- Original title: Shadows
- Evaluation: 7.1 (Votes: 140)
- Genres: Drama, Romance
- Release date 1959-11-11 (1959)
- Duration: 87 Min
- Keywords: jazz
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.