Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Jan 18

Jim Jarmusch Festival: STRANGER THAN PARADISE

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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

STRANGER THAN PARADISE January 21st

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: STRANGER THAN PARADISE

Showtimes

Friday, Jan 21
7:00pm
stranger than paradise movie still

Daring in its conception but made with a watchmaker's care, "Stranger Than Paradise" is a playfully eclectic, formally perfect gem. It is also a persistently funny film that owes as much to "The Honeymooners" as it does to the avant-garde.

Paul Attanasio, Washington Post

 

One of the most important indie achievements of '84.

Matt Brunson, Film Frenzy

 

And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack / And you may find yourself in another part of the world / And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile / Same as it ever was, same as it ever was.

Adam Kempenaar, Filmspotting

stranger than paradise movie poster
STRANGER THAN PARADISE
Director: 
Jim Jarmusch
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1984
Runtime: 
89 minutes

Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie (John Lurie), his pal Eddie (Richard Edson), and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva (Eszter Balint) always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous Florida suburb.

With its delicate humor and dramatic nonchalance, Jim Jarmusch's one-of-a-kind minimalist masterpiece, Stranger Than Paradise, forever transformed the landscape of American independent cinema.

Special Admission

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

$6 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

(includes a $1 service fee)