Showed at Images 3/24/2017–3/30/2017

Starring: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani

Jim Jarmusch has been a major force in independent American cinema since the 1980s (Down By Law, Mystery Train). With Paterson he has made one of his most personal films yet. Paterson won the Palm Dog Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Acclaimed actor Adam Driver plays Paterson, a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily, each a different and inspired project. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his secret gift for poetry. The history and energy of the City of Paterson is a felt presence in the film and its simple structure unfolds over the course of a single week. The quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life are observed, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

  • Director: Jim Jarmusch
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1 hour 53 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy

“Jarmusch has created a small miracle of a film, one that is both intellectually dazzling and emotionally provocative.”

– San Francisco Chronicle