“It’s a German ‘About Schmidt,’ ” is how Par Classics’ David Dinerstein summed up “Schultze Gets the Blues,” which preemed Tuesday at the Grove.
Post-screening, a Mardi Gras-style after party kicked into high gear at the Farmers Market’s Gumbo Pot.
The pic’s plot, of an East German accordion player heading for musical self-realization in Louisiana, prompted the bayou bash.
“Zydeco is not a classic part of German pop music,” was the understated analysis of writer-director Michael Schorr. “But polka with blues, soul and rhythm is zydeco.”