Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
|Thu, 3/2||4:30 Ends Thursday|
Director Jim Jarmusch's (Ghost Dog, Coffee and Cigarettes, Only Lovers Left Alive, Mystery Train) latest masterwork. Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. 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 (Golshifteh Farahani).
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.
"The film feels like one in which nothing is happening, but it’s not happening beautifully, and then there finally is a galvanic event that’s both heartbreaking and comical. And what happens after that is moving, and instructive. “I breathe poetry,” a character Paterson meets at the end of the film says to him as they both sit and look at the falls. That is ultimately the very real thing that the movie is about: the conviction that if you can live at least part of your life breathing poetry (and that poetry is not necessarily a verbal thing), you can make your life more worthwhile."
"Splendid and profound. A masterpiece." - Deadline
"Every frame is a beauty." - rogerebert.com
"Jarmusch follows his own river to create his own cinematic poem, but he is scrupulously faithful to Williams’s most famous tenet: 'No ideas but in things.'" - New York Magazine
"Paterson turns out to be something really special: a sublimely mellow comedy about everyday life." - A.V. Club
"Wise and moving." - Vanity Fair
"Paterson" is a quiet but powerful ode to the simplicity of everyday life." - New York Daily News
"Adam Driver is one of the finest actors of the moment." - TIME
R, 118 min.