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1 PM - Monday Matinee Movie at the Fènix Cafe / BCP Center - The Last Picture Show (USA - 1971)


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Please Join us for the Monday Movie Matinee series hosted by the Fènix Cafe.  There is no admission charge, but we do ask for donations to pay for audio/video equipment, and to support the Film Club program.

The Fènix Cafe is a restaurant, so please, don't bring outside food and drinks to the event.  Rather, support our film series by patronizing the Cafe, and be sure to say hello to Joy Alexander, the owner of the Fénix Cafe, and Ana, her assistant   Breakfast, lunch, popcorn and desserts - as well as coffee, espresso drinks, herbal teas, lemonade, beer, wine and mixed drinks - are available for purchase.  Early birds get the comfy sofas and armchairs, but if you like, you can bring cushions for the hard restaurant chairs, or you can bring your own folding/camp chairs for more comfort.  

Note:  Monday, September 25, will be our last scheduled film until further notice.
            The Fènix Coffee Lounge and Cafe and is closing, and BCP is looking for someone to take over the cafe.

             The BCP Foundation wants to see the film series continue, and we will keep the community updated on the coming changes.   

Upcoming films:  (There will be no Science Fiction Friday film this month) 
  • Monday, September 25 - Muriel's Wedding (Australia - 1994)

Monday, September 18 @ 1:00pm - The Last Picture Show (USA - 1071)    Length: 1hr, 58 minutes

Ratings:  8.1 - IMDB, 100% (Rotten Tomatoes), 4/4 RogerEbert.com  (Rated R rating for sex and nudity)



From Entertainment Weekly:
Peter Bogdanovich’s breakthrough film, The Last Picture Show, feels as tragic and aching (and racy) today as it did when it was released 46 years ago. Based on Larry McMurtry’s coming-of-age novel about the quiet, desperate lives in one small, speck-on-the-map Texas town in 1951, it’s a cinematic farewell to a more innocent time in America — a time when the local movie theater and pool hall were about to give way to a colder and more unforgiving way of life, a time when the young still had high hopes even as their elders were realizing that their own hopes had been dashed. The film, which earned eight Oscar nominations, features an ensemble of star-making performances from Jeff Bridges, Timothy Bottoms, Cybill Shepherd, Ellen Burstyn, and Cloris Leachman, all of whom shared their memories about making a timeless classic.  (Here is a LINK to the entire April, 2017 article, and it is probably the most fascinating story I've ever read about the director, cast, and the filming of a movie.)

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