Discussion – The Heir of Cassavetes

Posted: February 19, 2010
John Cassavetes

John Cassavetes

Watching YEAST reminded Richard Pena that without a doubt, the most influential American filmmaker of the last 50 years is John Cassavetes. The Cassavetes challenge to create cinema that feels raw and unscripted is one he feels writer-director Mary Bronstein eagerly takes up in YEAST.

Who do you think is the truest heir of the Cassavetes legacy working today?

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