Jim Jarmusch: Mystery Train
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Add to Calendar 03/08/2014 17:30 03/08/2014 17:30 America/Los_Angeles Jim Jarmusch: Mystery Train In a tumble-down Memphis hotel run by rock ‘n roll royal  Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (with bellboy Cinqué Lee, brother of Spike Lee, in tow) three stories unfold: a pair of Elvis-obsessed Japanese tourists make the rounds of the King’s hometown, a woman stranded en route  to Italy is met by an apparition, and a greaser (played by Joe Strummer) goes an all-night bender that turns perilous. “A... View More [1] Event Details [2] Get Directions [3] [1] http://www.oscars.org/events/jim-jarmusch-mystery-train [2] http://www.oscars.org/events/jim-jarmusch-mystery-train [3] https://maps.google.com/maps?q=5905+Wilshire+Blvd%2C+Los+Angeles%2C+CA+90036&hl=en&iwloc=near&z=14&t=m 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Oscars.org | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences web@oscars.org use-title
Mystery Train (1989)
Jim Jarmusch: Mystery Train

Bing Theater
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

In a tumble-down Memphis hotel run by rock ‘n roll royal  Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (with bellboy Cinqué Lee, brother of Spike Lee, in tow) three stories unfold: a pair of Elvis-obsessed Japanese tourists make the rounds of the King’s hometown, a woman stranded en route  to Italy is met by an apparition, and a greaser (played by Joe Strummer) goes an all-night bender that turns perilous. “A meditation on nighttime and transience, on rhythm-and-blues and the city of Memphis, that comes camouflaged as a deck of three stories. Like its predecessors, it mixes high and low comedy, sadness and high jinks, and extracts a subtle, limpid beauty from the rawest of materials”—Luc Sante.

1989, 110 minutes, color, 35mm | Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch; with Masatoshi Nagase, Youki Kudoh, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Joe Strummer, Steve Buscemi and Cinqué Lee.

Youki Kudoh and Masatoshi Nagase in Mystery Train (1989)

Steve Buscemi and Joe Strummer in Mystery Train (1989).