A melancholy and moving classic set in a dying Texas town in the early 1950s, The Last Picture Show (1971) has been described as “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.”
The film is rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and was selected by the Library of Congress in 1998 for preservation in the US National Film Registry as being of cultural, historical or aesthetic significance.
Screening as part of Faclan: the Hebridean Book Festival, inspired by the festival’s theme of ‘Islands: Worlds in Isolation’.