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The Vintage Guide To London | October 18, 2017

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Watch 50s classic The Last Pictureshow

Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Last Pictureshow will return to cinema screens in Sony Pictures’ newly restored digital version of Peter Bogdanovich’s Director’s Cut. Based on acclaimed writer Larry McMurtry’s novel and featuring a talent-laden cast, led by Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd and Timothy Bottoms, the title is a study of life in a small Texas town during the Fifties, and how characters’ lives intertwine.

This frank, bittersweet drama of social and sexual mores follows the exploits and coming-of-age of two high school football stars. With its unforgettable swimming pool scene, the film involved the acting debut for the young Shepherd, who plays the town’s equally stunning and manipulative ‘it girl’.

The Last Picture Show
BFI Southbank
15 – 28 April