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Last Night at the Alamo

Last Night at the Alamo

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Cowboy (Sonny Carl Davis) and Claude (Lou Perryman), two good ole Texas boys, make their last-ditch effort to save The Alamo, a Houston honky-tonk dive, from being demolished. But instead of bringing salvation, the two drink the night away, closing down a part of their lives on the bar’s last night. Eagle Pennell and Kim Henkel have constructed a broad and poignant Texas take on O’Neil’s The Iceman Cometh. A hit at the New York Film Festival, highly praised by New York Times film critic Vincent Canby, this was the $30,000 feature Pennell turned down Urban Cowboy to direct. The money belies the terrific craftsmanship throughout. Fully restored from the original negative and audio from 1983.

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March 9, 2016