THE LAST PICTURE SHOW/SAiNT JACK – Peter Bogdanovich IN PERSON
September 22 only
MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS presents
80th Birthday Bash Double Bill for Peter Bogdanovich IN PERSON
THE LAST PICTURE SHOW: DIRECTOR’S CUT (1971)
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich Written by Larry McMurtry w/ Cloris Leachman, Eileen Brennan, Ben Johnson, Ellen Burstyn, Timothy Bottoms, Cybil Shepherd, Jeff Bridges, Randy Quaid. Director’s Cut. DCP.
This devastatingly beautiful adaptation of Larry McMurtry’s novel captured small town America so profoundly, that as we near its 50th Anniversary, it can still evoke that initial excitement of why one falls in love with cinema in the first place. Robert Surtees’ gleaming B&W cinematography is both a farewell to the old Westerns of the 1940s/50s and paves the road to the wider screens of New Hollywood. Nominated for 8 Academy Awards and sporting Oscar performances by Cloris Leachman and Ben Johnson and kickstarting roles for Jeff Bridges and Cybil Shepherd, this is one of the greatest American films, period. 35mm Print 126min Director’s Cut. Followed by a Q&A with Peter Bogdanovich
SAiNT JACK (4K DCP Restoration) – 40th Anniversary
Shot in 1978, entirely on location in a very seamy Singapore, this forgotten Peter Bogdanovich masterpiece of the 1970s gave Ben Gazzara one of the greatest understated performances of the decade. In fact, Roger Ebert stated that Bogdanovich had truly bounced back by getting “Everything right again. Everything.” Don’t miss the first Bay Area screening since its release 40 years ago. Bay Area Premiere of new 4K Restoration DCP. 112 minutes. Rated R (for sex, nudity, violence, profanity, alcohol, drugs, smoking, intense scenes.) Hosted by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks + FREE Handmade screen prints to every attendee.
TRT = 320 mins.