The film is an intimate portrait of Gena Rowlands, icon of independent American cinema. She is considered one of the best actresses in the world. Together with her husband, legendary director John Cassavetes, Rowlands lived an unusual life in Hollywood beyond the dream factory. Private life and film intertwined seamlessly and made possible films that still today seem shockingly real. Close friends talk about the exciting process of these shootings and about Rowlands' extraordinary presence as an actress with her very particular mixture of strength and great vulnerability.