IS THAT A GUN IN YOUR POCKET?
2016, 23A, 95 min, USA, Dir: Matt Cooper

This double-barreled comedy relocates Aristophanes’ classic play Lysistrata from ancient Greece to modern-day Rockford, Texas, where the men love guns as much as women. Prompted by an incident at a local school, mom Jenna (Andrea Anders) convinces her female friends to withhold sex until firearms are banned from the town; soon the men and women of Rockford must choose between keeping the peace or getting a piece. With Matt Passmore, Cloris Leachman and Horatio Sanz.


DILLINGER
1973, Park Circus/MGM, 107 min, USA, Dir: John Milius

For his feature directorial debut, high-powered screenwriter John Milius crafted an action-packed biopic about Depression-era criminal John Dillinger, because “of all the outlaws, he was the most marvelous.” Warren Oates is marvelous himself in the title role, with Harry Dean Stanton and Richard Dreyfuss as members of his gang, Ben Johnson as the FBI agent on Dillinger’s trail and Cloris Leachman as “the Lady in Red” who led the notorious gangster to his bloody end at a Chicago movie theater.


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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