The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971) An adaptation of Larry McMurtry’s novel and set in a small North Texas town, The Last Picture Show focuses on the coming-of-age stories of Sonny (Timothy Bottoms), Duane (Jeff Bridges), and Jacy (Cybill Shepherd), as the conservative American values of the 1950s begin to crumble into a stark, moody landscape.
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“More than a musical offering, Seymour is a study in boundless passion, plus a wellspring of wisdom about art and life from a man who sees no dividing line between the one and the other.” Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal. Pianist Seymour Bernstein, who gave up performing for teaching, discusses his passion for music and his philosophy of life in this documentary directorial debut from actor Ethan Hawke.
84 minutes; PG