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Documentary film crew stops in Tucumcari

A crew for the documentary “Alfred & Jakobine” stopped Sunday on Route 66 in Tucumcari, N.M., in the early stages of production for the film, reported Richard Talley of the Motel Safari in town.

Here’s a blog entry from the filmmakers about their pit stop in Tucumcari, with lots of photos.

The film is a bit hard to summarize, but here goes: In 1955, Alfred and Jakobine spent their honeymoon circling the globe in a 1935 Austin London taxi. After the trek, they eventually separated. But Alfred never forgot Jakobine, and now he’s driving a 1935 London taxi from his home in northern New Mexico east 2,500 miles to his former wife’s home in New York. What happens next is anyone’s guess.

Here’s the trailer for the still-in-production film:

UPDATE: Here’s a story about the film by The Journal of Martinsburg, W.Va.

(Hat tip: Richard Talley)

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