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Chris Parker in Permanent Vacation

Permanent Vacation

1980 NR

In this first film from celebrated auteur Jim Jarmusch, an alienated young man wanders New York's underbelly searching for life's meaning as he encounters others on the fringes of society. He pays a visit to his schizophrenic mother and also meets a psychotic Vietnam vet and a junkie who shares his interest in Charlie "Bird" Parker. This intriguing full-length version of Jarmusch's NYU student film stars Chris Parker, Leila Gastil and John Lurie.

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