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Museum of Art & Archaeology Film Series
Mar 01 at 07:00 PM - Mar 01 at 09:00 PM
(UTC -06:00) Central Time (US & Canada), Mexico City
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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
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(dir. Simon Callow, 1991, 100 min) Miss Amelia is a lonely moonshiner who dominates a small Georgia town. She changes in attitude and kindness as two men; Cousin Lymon (a small, hunchbacked man claiming to be Miss Amelia's cousin) and Marvin Macy (Miss Amelia's ex-husband) enter her life. Her general store becomes a center for culture and music, and The Sad Café itself becomes a symbol of Miss Amelia's disposition. Amid this plot, issues of work vs. pleasure, material vs. psychological health, and conflicting loyalties emerge. The short story is told in flashback—giving the reader, first, a look at the ruined café before describing its heyday and subsequent demise.