Live in Chicago? Capone has seats for an early screening of Jim Jarmusch’s PATERSON
Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. Before I launch into today’s screening opportunity, there is still time to enter yesterday’s contest for seats to Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE. Click here to enter!
Writer-director Jim Jarmusch has been making movies as long as I’ve cared deeply about film. In the 1980s, Jarmusch released four films that remain some of my favorites of his: PERMANENT VACATION, STRANGER THAN PARADISE, DOWN BY LAW, and MYSTERY TRAIN. And then every few years, he just unleashes another work that find new ways of reminding us just how powerful a visual artist and storyteller he can be, including NIGHT ON EARTH, DEAD MAN, GHOST DOG, COFFEE AND CIGARETTES, BROKEN FLOWERS, THE LIMITS OF CONTROL, ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, and earlier this year, his documentary on The Stooges, GIMME DANGER.
And now he’s dropped another small masterpiece into the world with PATERSON, a quiet, lovely, but truly profound look at the inner artist in all of us, and how breaking one’s day-to-day routine can often lead to marvelous discoveries about the world at large. The film focuses on a bus driver named Paterson (Adam Driver, in easily the finest performance of his career) who happens to live in the city of Paterson, New Jersey (no relation). He has a work routine but makes time every day to write poetry, drink a single beer at his local bar, and spend time with wife Laura (the fantastic Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani). And as he often does, Jarmusch finds the