Jim Jarmusch’s transcendentally beautiful new film —
Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver who writes poetry drawn from the world around him. Paterson is also the name of the New Jersey city where he works and lives with his effervescent and energetic girlfriend (Golshifteh Farahani). And Paterson is the title of the great epic poem by William Carlos Williams, whose spirit animates Jim Jarmusch’s exquisite new film. This is a rare movie experience, set to the rhythm of an individual consciousness absorbing the beauties and mysteries and paradoxes and joys and surprises of everyday life, at home and at work, and making them into art. (2016, Jim Jarmusch, 118 min, DCP, CC)
96% consensus on Rotten Tomatoes!
“Not only is it a film about a poet, Paterson transcends its story to become a work of poetry itself.” -Austin Chronicle
“The movie is quiet and serene, but it stirs and inspires and amuses. In the small details of an ordinary life, Jarmusch finds wells of beauty and empathy. The movie is an exploration of the deep pleasures of creativity.” -Miami Herald
“Paterson is easily one of Jarmusch’s most accomplished films. He portrays the life of the mind and the workings of the creative soul as a kind of secret love affair, a deep, hidden well inside the most ordinary, mundane existence” -Philadelphia Inquirer
“Jarmusch has created a small miracle of a film, one that is both intellectually dazzling and emotionally provocative.” -San Francisco Chronicle