MARCH 30th - The Last Picture Show
Point Of View Film Series invites you to "a screening of the picture show that introduced America to the forgotten 50's, 'The Last Picture Show' (1971). If you missed it the first time you owe it to yourself now. If you saw it once, remember again."
The Last Picture Show is one of the key films of the American cinema renaissance of the seventies. Set during the early fifties, in the loneliest Texas nowheresville to ever dust up a movie screen, this aching portrait of a dying West, adapted from Larry McMurtry’s novel, focuses on the daily shuffles of three futureless teens -- the enigmatic Sonny (Timothy Bottoms), the wayward jock Duane (Jeff Bridges), and the desperate-to-be-adored rich girl Jacy (Cybil 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 film in the career of the invaluable director and film historian Peter Bogdanovich. -- The Criterion Collection
This film screening is part of a continuing collaboration between Point of View Film Series and Tapp’s Arts Center. P.O.V. meets at Tapp’s to view and discuss films of varying styles and genres from around the world.
Seating is provided but your chairs, pillows and cushions are welcome.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Tapp's Arts Center 1644 Main St.