Filmed in black and white and set in the high windy plains of West Texas, *"The Last Picture Show"
explores the hopes and doubts of a group of high schools students coming of age in the early 1950s in a town
that is losing hope. The cast includes Jeff Bridges, Timothy Bottoms, Ellen Burstyn, Cloris Leachman and Cybil
Shepherd in her film debut.
In addition to a Best Picture nomination, it received Oscar wins for best supporting actress and actor and five
Rated R for sexuality, nudity and language.
Post-film discussion led by Dave Singer.
About the director Peter Bogdanovich
About the film
A selection of reviews of the film