The Last Picture Show

Dir: Peter Bogdanovich
Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd
118mins   1971   USA   15   English   

A classic film from the New Hollywood era The Last Picture Show centres on High school seniors and best friends, Sonny and Duane, live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating local beauty, Jacy, while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife, Ruth. As graduation nears, both boys contemplate their futures. While Duane eyes the army and Sonny takes over a local business, each boy struggles to figure out if he can escape this dead-end town and build a better life somewhere else.

Simply put, "The Last Picture Show" belongs in the top 10 all-time greatest American movies - Brian Costello

This film is screened for the Book to Film Club so please book the Course Participant ticket and arrive at 10:30 if you wish to take part in the introduction and post film discussion.