Southwest Review Presents: THIS WORLD WON’T BREAK
Southwest Review Presents: The Last Picture Show + This World Won’t Break
Southwest Review presents an evening with two Texas films as part of the Dallas
Literary Festival. The first is a classic of the 1970s New Hollywood era. Set in a
small, dying town in North Texas, The Last Picture Show was adapted from a
1966 novel by Larry McMurtry. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich, the film earned
universal acclaim, winning two Oscars, with six other nominations, and features a
murderers’ row of great performances by Cybill Shepherd, Jeff Bridges, Timothy
Bottoms, Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn, and Randy Quaid.
On the second half of the bill is Josh David Jordan’s This World Won’t Break.
The 2019 film tells the story of a down-and-out Texas troubadour named Wes
Mulligan and was shot entirely in and around Dallas. A Q & A with the director
and the novelist (and SwR movie columnist) William Boyle will follow the
screening. The evening will close with a concert by Greg Schroeder, the actor and
real-life musician who plays the role of Wes in the film.