The Austin Chronicle

Last Night at the Alamo

Not rated, 80 min. Directed by Eagle Pennell. Starring Kim Henkel, Lou Perryman, Sonny Carl Davis.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Tue., Aug. 27, 2002

Pennell's follow-up to The Whole Shootin’ Match is another rough gem - kind of a Texas-made version of The Iceman Cometh in which we observe a cluster of regulars gathered together for the closing of their favorite bar. Wonderful ensemble performances enrich the soulful twang of this movie, which was written by co-producer Kim Henkel. Before the feature, Pennell's short film "Hell of a Note" will screen. (See reminiscences about Eagle Pennell on p.44 of this week's Screens section.)

Copyright © 2022 Austin Chronicle Corporation. All rights reserved.