Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Jan 18

Jim Jarmusch Festival: DEAD MAN

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Here's an opportunity to take a small journey into the filmmaking of Jim Jarmusch. 

NIGHT ON EARTH January 7th

DOWN BY LAW January 14th


DEAD MAN January 28th

From an interview published in The Guardian written by Xan Brooks:

...As a film-maker, Jarmusch likes to make movies about the world’s little details; about drifters and seekers and the rambling detours that add up to a life. 

...Jarmusch is a pop-culture sponge. He soaks up pretty much everything and likes to quote Joe Strummer’s old motto: “No input, no output.” His films are made up of secondhand odds and sods, twisted to fit his own sensibility, possibly his own image. 

...At their best, his pictures are ruminative and poetic all-American stories that move with the unhurried pace of Asian arthouse cinema, or postcards from obscure places, complete with doodled footnotes.

Jim Jarmusch Festival: DEAD MAN


Friday, Jan 28
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Part revisionist Western, part social commentary, and part hallucinatory dream.

Matt Brunson, Film Frenzy


Dead Man is an elegiac poem of a film that examines our country's shameful history of viciousness and racism.

David Harris, Spectrum Culture


Not even the horror Westerns of the '70s and '80s approached the eeriness of Jarmusch's boldly elemental Western landscape.

Scout Tafoya, The Spool

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Jim Jarmusch
United States
121 minutes

With Dead Man, his first period piece, Jim Jarmusch imagined the nineteenth-century American West as an existential wasteland, delivering a surreal reckoning with the ravages of industrialization, the country’s legacy of violence and prejudice, and the natural cycle of life and death.

Accountant William Blake (Johnny Depp) has hardly arrived in the godforsaken outpost of Machine before he’s caught in the middle of a fatal lovers’ quarrel. Wounded and on the lam, Blake falls under the watch of the outcast Nobody (Gary Farmer), who guides his companion on a spiritual journey, teaching him to dispense poetic justice along the way.

Featuring austerely beautiful black-and-white photography by Robby Müller and a live-wire score by Neil Young, Dead Man is a profound and unique revision of the western genre.

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested; no one turned away for lack of funds.

$6 ADVANCE TICKET AVAILABLE. (includes a $1 service fee)