Image from the motion picture Mystery Train Image from the motion picture Mystery Train

Strange Ranger Presents: Mystery Train

Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1989 | 110MIN


Jim Jarmusch


Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Youki Kudoh
Masatoshi Nagase
Cinqué Lee

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.

Introduced by Strange Ranger 4/30, presented along with new music videos.

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