“The film is above all an evocation of mood. It is about a town with no reason to exist, and people with no reason to live there. The only hope is in transgression." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"It's plain and uncondescending in its re-creation of what it means to be a high-school athlete, of what a country dance hall is like, of the necking in cars and movie houses, and of the desolation that follows high-school graduation." - Pauline Kael, New Yorker

Directed by the late, great Peter Bogdanovich, and released in 1971 to critical acclaim, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW garnered eight Academy Award nominations and was hailed as the most important work by a young American director since CITIZEN KANE. A surprisingly frank, bittersweet drama of social and sexual mores in small-town Texas, the film features an impeccable cast led by Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, and Timothy Bottoms. Cloris Leachman and Ben Johnson each won Oscars for their work in supporting roles. (Sony Pictures Classics) 

Festivals, Awards & Nominations

Winner - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Ben Johnson), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Cloris Leachman), Academy Awards
Nominee - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jeff Bridges), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Ellen Burstyn)