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The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show

1971 / 118min / DCP

DIRECTOR: PETER BOGDANOVICH

CAST: TIMOTHY BOTTOMS, CYBILL SHEPHERD, JEFF BRIDGES, BEN JOHNSON, CLORIS LEACHMAN, ELLEN BURSTYN, EILEEN BRENNAN, RANDY QUAID

SCREENPLAY - LARRY MCMURTRY AND PETER BOGDANOVICH
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - BERT SCHNEIDER
PRODUCER - STEPHEN J. FRIEDMAN
DESIGN - POLLY PLATT
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - ROBERT SURTEES

At just 31 years old, Bogdanovich immediately ascended to the heights of auteurism with this aching black-and-white evocation of the dying old west, set in a dusty Texas town in the early fifties. Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, and Cybill Shepherd became instant sensations as a trio of teens unsure of their futures, but it’s Cloris Leachman as a lonely high-school football coach’s wife and Ben Johnson as the grizzled proprietor of the crumbling local movie house who linger longest in the memory.

Screened March 5 & 7, 2016