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.Shadows featuring Ben Carruthers and Lelia Goldoni is streaming with subscription on HBO MAX, streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, and 3 others. It's a drama and romance movie with a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 100% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.3 (9,887 votes).
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Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).
Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).
Not available to watch free online.
Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.
#272 Ranked in Music Movies
#274 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
#745 Ranked in Romance Movies
Shadows has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 100% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.3 (9,887 votes). The movie is popular with Reelgood users lately.