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Soup & Cinema: Paterson
March 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$15.00
Soup & Cinema Series – Let’s Go There!
$15.00 General Admission, $16 at the door (if available)
includes a bowl of house-made soup, bread, and sweet treat for dessert
Join us for a new series celebrating film and community, featuring four award-winning films from the last decade. In each selected film setting plays a notable role in the storytelling, beautifully immersing the audience in place and time.
Feb. 26th – If Beale Street Could Talk
March 11th – Paterson
March 25th – Grand Budapest Hotel
April 8th -Brooklyn
Tonight’s feature: Paterson (2016, 115 mi, R)
Directed by Jim Jarmusch, starring Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Nellie the dog
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.
A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
“Jarmusch’s quiet spellbinder is intentionally small. It’s also a small miracle.” – Rolling Stone
“Quiet, thoughtful and deeply human, this is one of Jarmusch’s finest and features Adam Driver’s best performance yet — although you do risk coming out with a new affection for modernist poetry.”- Empire