The Neon Bible 1995

Terence Davies
Terence Davies, based on the novel by John Kennedy Toole
Gena Rowlands, Denis Leary, Drake Bell and Jacob Tierney
While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's life in a rural 1940s Southern town.


David, a young boy, grows up in a small Southern Bible Belt town in the 1940’s. When his aunt Mae a former club singer, comes to stay in the threadbare home he shares with his father and his mother, she soon becomes his sole companion. This vibrant woman, with her theatrical past, bestows a previously unknown glamour and excitement to David’s world.