"The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" to be screened February 5, 2016

Film directed by John Cassavetes

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Still from film "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" (1976)

ALBANY, NY (01/21/2016)(readMedia)-- THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE (United States, 1976, 135 minutes, color, directed by John Cassavetes) will be shown on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, on the University at Albany's downtown campus. Sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute as part of its Spring 2016 Classic Film Series, the screening is free and open to the public.

Ben Gazzara plays an insolvent strip club owner at the mercy of the Mob in this highly original film noir. Philip Lopate said, "The American gangster picture is thrown for a loop in John Cassavetes's stylized, fatalistic crime story."

For additional information contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620 or online at http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst.