A film that is almost too cool for its own good, Jim Jarmusch's beloved Mystery Train follows three separate stories over the course of a day in Memphis, Tennessee. From a young Italian widow (Nicoletta Braschi) stranded overnight, to a vignette starring Joe Strummer and Steve Buscemi, to a tale of two Elvis-obsessed Japanese tourists on a blues trail. Linking them all is the night clerk of their flea-bag motel, performed with perfect eccentricity by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.
Why You Should See This Film
If the cast wasn’t enough for you, the soundtrack of Mystery Train is utter bluesy perfection and one of our all-time favourites. In true Jarmusch style, the film premiered on the hallowed ground of the New York Film Festival and received a richly-deserved Best Artistic Achievement Award at Cannes.
Presented by Paramount House Hotel
Presented by our wonderful upstairs neighbours at Paramount House Hotel, all ticket-holders for this one-off screening will go in the running to win a hand-curated Mini-Bar Hamper filled with tasty and unique treats to make your next stay a little more special.
- Year: 1989
- Rating: M
- Director: Jim Jarmusch
- Cast: Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Yûki Kudô, Masatoshi Nagase
- Duration: 110 minutes
- Language: English, Japanese