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Miracle Mile

Miracle Mile

Miracle Mile

1988 / 87min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: STEVE DE JARNATT

CAST: ANTHONY EDWARDS, JOHN AGAR, MARE WINNINGHAM

Steve De Jarnatt, Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham in conversation with Bilge Ebiri.

Jazz musician Anthony Edwards is walking on clouds, coming off of a successful first date with waitress Mare Winningham, when a voice on the other end of a ringing pay phone informs him that the U.S. has just entered into nuclear war and The End is Nigh. What follows is a frantic real-time scramble up and down Wilshire Boulevard, in hopes of making the most of what may be the last night on earth. An utterly singular independent vision from writer-director de Jarnatt, who will be on hand to discuss his romantic, doom-tinged fever dream of L.A.

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