The quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life of a poetry-writing bus driver and his creatively-inspired wife are observed, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. Starring Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani, and written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. In competition for Palme d'Or at 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
22 July 2017 (Saturday), 2:30pm
The Arts House Screening Room
The Arts House
1 Old Parliament Lane
Admission for SFS members with valid Individual Membership or Reel Card. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel Card. Non-members may sign up online or at our booth. No tickets will be sold. Free seating. Our booth will open 30 mins before the screening time.
2016 | USA | Comedy/Drama/Romance | In English | 118 mins | NC16 (Some Coarse Language)
Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani
Awards: Won Palm Dog & Nominated for Palme d'Or (Cannes)
Synopsis: 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.