Mystery Train ★★★ 1989 (R)
A run down hotel in Memphis is the scene for three vignettes concerning the visit of foreigners to the U.S. Themes of mythic Americana, Elvis, and life on the fringe pervade this hip and quirky film. The three vignettes all tie together in clever and funny overlaps. Waits fans should listen for his performance as a DJ. 110m/C VHS, DVD . Masatoshi Nagase, Youki Kudoh, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Cinque Lee, Joe Strummer, Nicoletta Braschi, Elizabeth Bracco, Steve Buscemi, Tom Noonan, Rockets Redglare, Rick Aviles, Rufus Thomas, Vondie Curtis-Hall; D: Jim Jarmusch; W: Jim Jarmusch; C: Robby Muller; M: John Lurie; V: Tom Waits.