2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Last Night at the Alamo

Wednesday, March 16
1:30PM - 2:51PM


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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.

Section: Special Events
Premiere Status: Restoration Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 81min

Director: Eagle Pennell

Executive Producer: Ed Hugetz

Producer: Kim Hinkel, Eagle Pennell

Screenwriter: Kim Hinkel

Cinematographer: Eric Alan Edwards, Brian Huberman

Editor: Kim Hinkel, Eagle Pennell

Production Designer: Fletcher Mackey

Music: Chuck Pinnell, Wayne Bell, Paul Cox, John Sargent

Additional Credits: Restoration Executive Producer: Louis Black, Restoration Producer: Mark Rance, Restoration Associate Producer: Hallie K Reiss

Principal Cast: Sonny Carl Davis, Lou Perryman, Steven Mattila, Tina-Bess Hubbard, Doris Hargrave, Peggy Pinnell, Kim Hinkle, J. Michael Hammond, Amanda Lamar, Earnest Huerta Jr.


Eagle Pennell was born July 28, 1952 in Andrews, West Texas, USA as Glenn Irwin Pinnell. He was a director and producer, known for THE WHOLE SHOOTIN' MATCH (1978), LAST NIGHT AT THE ALAMO (1983), HEART FULL OF SOUL (1990) and DOC'S FULL SERVICE (1994). He died on July 20, 2002 in Houston, Texas, USA.

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Hallie K Reiss
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