The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
This first film directorial effort of actor Simon Callow is based on a novel by Carson McCullers -- which, in turn, was adapted for the stage by Edward Albee in 1964. Vanessa Redgrave plays a powerful Southern matriarch who, sequestered in her café/general store, holds her home town in the palm of her hand. Redgrave's benevolent despotry is threatened by the arrival of her hunchbacked cousin, Cork Hubbert (in the role played on stage by dwarf actor Michael Dunn), and her jailbird husband Keith Carradine. Unable to remove this threat to her authority by her usual means, Redgrave is reduced… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

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"Even if you can't quite swallow the material, it's a searing experience."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
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