An influential figure in film history, John Cassavetes is known as the father of independent film. His self-financed films portray his interest in the human individual and his or her emotional experiences, while the works themselves exemplify the non-traditional ways that a filmmaker is able to take in order to bring a story onto the screen.
Art films aren't necessarily photography. It's feeling. If we can capture a feeling of a people, of a way of life, then we made a good picture. - John Cassavetes