Directed by: Percy Adlon
Starring: Marianne Sägebrecht, CCH Pounder, Jack Palance, Christine Kaufmann
It’s not been that long since I reviewed Percy Adlon’s 1987 film Bagdad Cafe, so I’ll mostly just direct your attention to the existence of that review in our archives: www.mountainx.com/movies/review/bagdad_cafe. However, I will add that I’m always delighted to see that this film is getting attention, since it is a reminder of how fresh independent film was once upon a time—before it started trying too hard to copy itself in attempt after attempt to duplicate some previous success, becoming just as generic as the most mainstream offerings.
Bagdad Cafe will be shown as part of the Wedge Brewing Company’s Outdoor Cinema series on Saturday, July 11, at 9 p.m. at 125-B Roberts St. in Asheville’s River Arts District.