The Neon Bible is a 1995 drama film written and directed by Terence Davies, based on the novel of the same name by John Kennedy Toole. The film is about a boy named David (Jacob Tierney) coming of age in Georgia in the 1940s. His abusive father (Denis Leary) enlists in the army during World War II and disappears, leaving David to take care of his mother (Diana Scarwid) with his Aunt Mae (Gena Rowlands), who is a singer. It was filmed in Atlanta, Crawfordville, and Madison, Georgia.
The film was released in France in August 1995, the United Kingdom in October 1995, Australia in November 1995, and released in the United States on 1 March 1996. It was a selection of the 1995 New York Film Festival.