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THE FISHER KING
1991, Sony Repertory, 137 min, USA, Dir: Terry Gilliam

Jeff Bridges pulls out all the stops as a shattered shock jock trying to escape self-pity and remorse, and Robin Williams is the sanity-challenged homeless vagabond who helps him in director Terry Gilliam’s modern fable of love and redemption. Co-starring Mercedes Ruehl (who won an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress), Amanda Plummer, and Harry Shearer.


TEXASVILLE
1990, Sony Repertory, 123 min, USA, Dir: Peter Bogdanovich

Duane (Jeff Bridges) is massively in debt, with an alcoholic wife and trouble-making children, while Jacy (Cybill Shepherd) has returned to her hometown after a half-successful acting career and the death of her son. A sequel of sorts to THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, this underrated drama finds its characters in the summer of 1984, 30 years after we saw them anxiously idling their high school days away, now trying to find emotional stability in middle age.


THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
1971, Sony Repertory, 118 min, USA, Dir: Peter Bogdanovich

Jeff Bridges, Timothy Bottoms and Cybill Shepherd star as a trio of sexually confused teens trapped in a dying, dust-blown town. Flawlessly directed by Peter Bogdanovich and photographed by Robert Surtees, with a letter-perfect supporting cast led by Ben Johnson (Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner), Cloris Leachman (Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner) and Ellen Burstyn.


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