Drama, Romance

Retro: The Criterion Collection Film Series Presents

The Last Picture Show

  • Fri, Jun 21
    • 7:00pm - Cinema One
  • Sun, Jun 23
    • 7:00pm - Cinema One
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This aching portrait of a dying West, adapted from Larry McMurtry’s novel, focuses on the daily shuffles of three futureless teens — enigmatic Sonny (Timothy Bottoms), wayward jock Duane (Jeff Bridges), and desperate-to-be-adored rich girl Jacy (Cybill Shepherd) — and the aging lost souls who bump up against them in the night like drifting tumbleweeds, including Cloris Leachman’s lonely housewife and Ben Johnson’s grizzled movie-house proprietor. Featuring evocative black-and-white imagery and profoundly felt performances, this hushed depiction of crumbling American values remains the pivotal work in the career of Peter Bogdanovich.