Literary Flicks - The Last Picture Show

Starts:Tuesday, September 13, 2016  6:30 PMEnds:Tuesday, September 13, 2016  9:00 PM



Newport Public Library

35 NW. Nye St

Newport, OR 97365

Event Description:

The Last Picture Show is a 1971 film adapted from a Larry McMurtry's 1966 novel. Set in a small, dying town in Texas in the 50's, it's the coming of age story of Sonny Crawford (Timothy Bottoms) and his friend Duane Jackson (Jeff Bridges). The two pass their time the best way they know how -- with the movie house, football, and girls. The all-star cast includes Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson, Eileen Brennan, Ellen Burstyn, Cloris Leachman, and Randy Quaid. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Ben Johnson and Jeff Bridges for Best Supporting Actor and Ellen Burstyn and Cloris Leachman for Best Supporting Actress, with Johnson and Leachman winning.

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