RezGaz LLC presents
The inside story of one of the finest actors of our time, Ben Gazzara, and a moving tale of the relationship that unfolds between him and filmmaker, Joseph Rezwin.
Matthew Modine, Frank Gehry, Julian Schnabel,
Jay Julien, Al Ruban, Elke Gazzara
Conceived & Directed by Joseph Rezwin
Copyright 2012 RezGaz LLC all rights reserved. USA, 2012, 94 (min)
Gazzara is a promenade through New York, the life and career of actor Ben Gazzara who writer/director Joe Rezwin met in 1977 on the set of John Cassavetes’ Opening Night. As they walk and talk their way through the city and Gazzara’s past visiting key places and meeting important people in his life, Ben and Joe gradually get to know each other better and form a kind of “father/son” relationship. Their conversations about acting and art, fears and desires, life and death all culminate in the final Central Park sequence where Ben persuades Joe it is time to cut the cord, end the obsession with him and Cassavetes and pursue his passion of art and filmmaking in his own individual way as Ben did throughout his entire life.