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Fantasy-obsessed Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) resents baby-sitting her young stepbrother, and unwittingly provokes his kidnapping by Jareth, the Goblin King (David Bowie). Assisted by a ragtag team of assorted creatures, Sarah must complete Jareth's labyrinth in order to reclaim her brother and return to reality.
This day-in-the-life cult comedy focuses on a group of friends working at Sully Boyar’s Car Wash in Los Angeles, set to constant soundtrack of disco and funk. The sprawling ensemble cast includes Richard Pryor, Franklin Ajaye, Sully Boyar, Bill Nunn, George Carlin, the Pointer Sisters, and many more.
In her own words, Paige Taul’s body of work “engages with and challenges assumptions of black cultural expression and notions of belonging through experimental cinematography.” Taul joins us in person for a post-screening discussion. Free to Amherst Cinema Members!