Ever seen a mention of a movie whose existence you'd completely forgotten until you read the title? Hello, Mystery Date. The 1991 comedy stars Ethan Hawke as a wily teen whose attempt to woo hottie-next-door Teri Polo results in the usual: mistaken identities, bodies in the trunk, attacks by angry florists.
Why are you reading about it now? The downtown Nashville Public Library is showing it free, projected from DVD, 2 p.m. Saturday in its auditorium. Why are they doing that? Because the library's "Legends of Film" podcast this month is with veteran film editor Tina Hirsch. Her credits include not only Mystery Date but one of Country Life's favorite overlooked movies of the 1970s, Walter Hill's The Driver — think The Transporter directed by Bresson — as well as the Roger Corman gems Death Race 2000, Eat My Dust and Big Bad Mama.
Oh, and Gremlins. Check out the podcast here.