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Last Night at the Alamo

 
NEWLY RESTORED
 
Tue, Jun 21, 2016
  • 8PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 81min
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+  Intro with executive producer Louis Black
 
 
 
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Directed by Eagle Pennell | 1983

With Sonny Carl Davis, Lou Perryman, Steven Mattila

A lost classic of American independent cinema reemerges thanks to this new restoration, spearheaded by SXSW co-founder Louis Black. On the day before its demolition, a colorful assortment of barflies, local oddballs, and urban cowboys assemble at the titular Houston, Texas honky-tonk for one last round. Among them is local legend Cowboy (Davis) who mounts a last-ditch stand to save the beloved watering hole. Shot in gloriously grainy, 16mm black-and-white and scripted with an uncanny ear for the profanity-laced poetry of dive bar patois by The Texas Chainsaw Massacre writer Kim Henkel, Texan auteur Eagle Pennell’s boozy, bittersweet ode to a vanishing way of life is one of the finest examples of 1980s micro-budget regional filmmaking.

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by Louis Black

This screening will feature an introduction by Louis Black, executive producer of the new restoration of Last Night at the Alamo.

 
 
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