Tuesday 21st February 2017 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Seven days: Paterson is a bus driver and poet in Paterson (New Jersey). He has a calmly philosophical view of life as he works his routes, writes his poetry, walks the dog, takes a beer. He sees himself as a poet first, always listening and observing, and he writes love poems for Laura, his wife. She is a black-and-white-only designer, baker, would-be singer, dreamer, has a new ambition every day. Theirs is a ‘matchstick house of nothings, full of calm and wisdom’. Paterson has a melancholy side, but hides it well; we witness some heroism and a personal catastrophe. Critical acclaim for this gentle film is unanimously warm, with beauty in the smallest detail.
Adam Driver plays a bus driver and part-time poet in Jim Jarmusch’s intimate drama…a lovely, characteristically episodic fable about the fragile, fruitful and just occasionally fraught relationship between creativity and everyday life – Time Out
Jarmusch… is a film-maker who is intensely American, without being Hollywood. The two are different…What a lovely film Paterson is – The Guardian
Paterson is an island, refuting the maxim that no man is… He wants every day to be a blank page in the same book – one worth filling, but only with the right words…. It’s an honour to know him, and a serious ache to say goodbye – Telegraph
USA-France-Germany 2016 – directed by Jim Jarmusch – with Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani – 113 min