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40th Anniversary Screening of "The Last Picture Show"
Followed by a conversation with actress Cybill Shepherd!

Please join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Last Picture Show in a special screening at Sony Pictures Studios on Wednesday, December 7th, 2011. Hosted by Yale Film Studies Professor Ron Gregg, the screening will be followed by a conversation with actress Cybill Shepherd. 

When:   Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 7:00pm
Where: Sony Pictures Studio Lot
  10202 W. Washington Blvd.
  Culver City, CA 90232
  (Park at the Madison Gate)
Who: Professor Ron Gregg and Cybill Shepherd
Price: $10 per person (open to YCLA members & non-members)

Note: No food is allowed on-site, so please eat in advance!

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The Last Picture Show
Nominated for ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, The Last Picture Show is often regarded to be one of the great 20th century classics of the American film tradition. Set in a small town in north Texas, the film follows the coming of age stories of Duane Jackson (Jeff Bridges) and Sonny Crawford (Timothy Bottoms). It also marked the feature film debut of Cybill Shepherd, who played the pretty and popular Jacy Farrow.  

Cybill Shepherd 
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Cybill Shepherd came into the public spotlight as a model, appearing on the covers of VogueGlamourHarper's Bazaar, and other fashion and lifestyle magazines. In 1971 she made her feature film debut as JAcy Farrow in The Last Picture Show, which led to star turns in The Heartbreak Kid (1972), Daisy Miller (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), Chances Are (1989), Texasville (1990), Alice (1990), Married to It (1993) and most recently, Barry Munday (2010). Her extensive career in television includes such popular series as "Moonlighting," "Cybill," which she executive produced, and "The L Word." Shepherd also has recorded eight solo albums, on which she performs both contemporary songs and jazz classics. 

Ron Gregg

Ron Gregg is Senior Lecturer and Programming Director in the Film Studies Program. As a Senior Lecturer, he teaches courses on queer cinema (both Hollywood and avant-garde), classical Hollywood, and the impact of globalization and digital technology on recent Hollywood film. As Programming Director, he organizes an annual series of campus visits and workshops by filmmakers and scholars and also works with other FSP faculty to organize major film conferences and other events. Before joining the Yale faculty, he taught film history at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, St. Cloud State University, and Duke University. He has published articles on topics ranging from MGM’s management of the image of its 1920s gay star William Haines to queer representation in the competing videos produced during Oregon's 1992 anti-gay rights ballot measure campaign. He has also curated film and video programming for the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, the South African Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Chicago's Gerber-Hart Gay and Lesbian Library, and the University of Chicago Lesbian and Gay Studies Project. He received his Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from the University of Oregon. 

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Event Information
Wednesday, Dec 7 2011 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm [ iCal ]
Sony Pictures Studio Lot

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