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Tiny Theatre Presents: Bagdad Café (1987)
Sunday, February 21, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pmFree
Members & guests–$3.99 to rent via Amazon Prime (click here). View the film anytime, then join the discussion! To RSVP, please scroll down. The day before the discussion, a confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent to all registered attendees.
German tourist Jasmin Munchgstettner (Marianne Sägebrecht) argues with her husband after car trouble strands them along a dusty highway in the American Southwest. Fuming, she storms off and travels by foot to the nearest outpost of civilization — the Bagdad Café. Upon arriving, she butts heads with the owner (CCH Pounder), but they soon forge an unlikely friendship. What begins as a few days’ respite becomes a prolonged stay as Jasmine finds her niche within this eccentric truck-stop community.
A film inspired by a failed German movie which was not very successful, director Percy Adlon had already cast a German woman as the female lead and oddly, Jack Palance, as the American male lead. This is an enormously entertaining film, with all sorts of characters to be found in the middle of the desert, interacting happily.
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