Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Jan 18

Jim Jarmusch Festival: NIGHT ON EARTH

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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: NIGHT ON EARTH


night on earth still

At the end, we have learned no great lessons and arrived at no thrilling conclusions, but we have shared the community of the night, when people are unbuttoned and vulnerable - more ready to speak about what's really on their minds.

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Revisiting his interest in oblique comedy, Jarmusch explores a primal relationship, that of a passenger and taxi driver, using the cab as a temporary shared world, from which one party may emerge shaken up or feeling differently about himself/herself

Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com

Though it may take a while to get Jarmusch's gist, hang in there; by the time Tom Waits growls his lovely closing waltz over the credits, Jarmusch has shown us moments most filmmakers don't even notice.

Geoff Andrew, Time Out

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Jim Jarmusch
France, United Kingdom, Germany, United States, Japan
129 minutes

Five cities. Five taxicabs. A multitude of strangers in the night. Jim Jarmusch assembled an extraordinary international cast of actors (including Gena Rowlands, Winona Ryder, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Beatrice Dalle, and Roberto Benigni) for this hilarious quintet of tales of urban displacement and existential angst, spanning time zones, continents, and languages. Jarmusch's lovingly askew view of humanity from the passenger seat makes for one of his most charming and beloved films.

Special Admission

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

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

PURCHASE A PASS FOR $15 (includes a $3 service fee).