Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Filmed in 1984, I'm Almost Not Crazy: John Cassavetes was released in 1989, the year of the subject's death. Filmmaker Michael Ventura follows Cassavetes around as the actor/director labors on his final film, Love Streams. This is warts-and-all material; Cassavetes makes no attempt at diplomacy if something displeases him, nor are the actors averse to putting in their two cents' worth. Cassavetes' real-life wife (and Love Streams star) Gene Rowlands is among the peripheral characters in this stream-of-consciousness documentary. Running 60 minutes, I'm Almost Not Crazy... still finds time to include a capsule biography of John Cassavetes and an assessment of his key films.