Irish Film Institute -PATERSON



113 mins, USA, 2016, Digital

This film was released  25th November 2016, and is no longer screening.

★★★★★ Irish Times

★★★★ Guardian

★★★★ Independent

Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the town of Paterson, New Jersey; he’s also an aspiring poet, and an admirer of William Carlos Williams, a famed Paterson chronicler. Jim Jarmusch’s gentle celebration of small town hopes and dreams is, however, nowhere near as self-referential as this scenario might appear.

Paterson’s life is one of routine: he drives his bus, composing a few lines of poetry on his lunch break; he brings Marvin his English bulldog (Molly, a deserving winner of the Palm Dog at Cannes) for a nightly walk, stopping in for just one beer at his local before returning home to his wife Laura (Golshifteh Farahani), who hopes to become a professional baker, or country-andwestern singer, whichever works out. Keenly attuned to the comedy of repetition, and the rhythms of a contented life, Jarmusch’s humanist film proves effortlessly charming (Notes by David O’Mahony.)


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