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Alice's Restaurant

Folk singer Arlo Guthrie arrives in London with his wife Jackie to attend the opening of "Alice's Restaurant" in 1970

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A Thanksgiving classic, "Alice's Restaurant" hit the big screen in 1969. This larger-than-life recreation of Arlo Guthrie's song of the same name is an entertaining romp through 1960s pop culture, complete with a firsthand account of anti-war sentiments. After Guthrie visits his friend Alice for Thanksgiving, he offers to transport her trash to the dump, where he encounters a closed landfill. A series of decisions prompts him to push the garbage into a gully. When Guthrie's caught by local authorities, a memorable court appearance is followed by a series of legal events in which the Army finds him unfit for military service.

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