The Last Picture Show. 1971. USA. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. 118 min.

Screenplay by Bogdanovich, Larry McMurtry, based on McMurtry’s novel. With Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn, Eileen Brennan. Bringing along his knowledge of and passion for film history, Bogdanovich creates one of the last great ensemble films. The movie is a masterful homage to Hollywood, and particularly the Western, and an elegy for the America that was. Leachman and Johnson (a veteran of John Ford Westerns) won Oscars.

  1. Friday, June 20, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Cullman Education and Research Building, Bartos Theater 3

  2. Thursday, June 19, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Cullman Education and Research Building, Bartos Theater 3

  3. Wednesday, June 18, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Cullman Education and Research Building, Bartos Theater 3

This film accompanies An Auteurist History of Film.