Mystery Train

Fri & Sat, Mar 28 & 29
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1hr 40mins // directed by:Jim Jarmusch // featuring:Steve Buscemi, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Joe Strummer, Masatoshi Nagase, Yûki Kudô // 35mm

Aloof teenage Japanese tourists, a frazzled Italian widow, and a disgruntled British immigrant all converge in the city of dreams - which, in Mystery Train, from Jim Jarmusch, is Memphis.

Made with its director’s customary precision and wit, this triptych of stories pays playful tribute to the home of Stax Records, Sun Studio, Graceland, Carl Perkins, and, of course, the King, who presides over the film like a spirit. Mystery Train is one of Jarmusch’s very best movies, a boozy and beautiful pilgrimage to an iconic American ghost town and a paean to the music it gave the world.