Cinema: Festival Prize

Festival Prize "Last year, who knew?" asks the ad for the New York Film Festival, Manhattan's annual exhibition of new cinema. Below the question is the old announcement of Five Easy Pieces, first shown at last year's fete. "This year, who knows?" continues the ad, exhibiting an array of 18 fresh announcements and obviously hoping for more Easy Pieces. Not a forlorn wish. The festival already boasts one film strong enough to be both a commercial and aesthetic hit.

The Last Picture Show seems modest to the point of extinction....

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