The Last Picture Show

Bogdanovich 1971

Monday 20 July 2015
Picture House Social, Abbeydale Road S7 1FS

We topped off the weekend’s fabulous Picture House Revival festival at Abbeydale Picture House. Seeing films in the auditorium at the Picture House just felt so right. Like that was what it was made for. And we met some interesting people, heard some stories from when the Picture House was open, and found out more about old cinemas in Sheffield.

This stylish teen film follows teenagers coming of age in a fading Texas town. It’s teenagers doing what teenagers do – sex, high school, fights, drinking – elevated to great cinema by Bogdanovich’s excellent sweeping shots, clever use of sound (or silence) and strong performances by a cast including Timothy Bottoms, Ellen Burstyn, Cybill Shepherd and Jeff Bridges.