Paterson Poster

Release Date: December 28th, 2016

DVD Release Date: April 4th, 2017

R|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
Paterson (Adam Driver) is a hardworking bus driver in Paterson, N.J., who follows the same routine every day. He observes the city and listens to fragments of conversations while picking up and dropping off his passengers. Paterson also writes heartfelt poems in a notebook, walks his dog and drinks one beer in a bar after his shift is over. Waiting for him at home is Laura (Golshifteh Farahani), his beloved wife who champions his gift for writing.

Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley, Method Man , Chasten Harmon, William Jackson Harper, Masatoshi Nagase, Sterling Jerins

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Le Pacte, Inkjet

Distributors: Amazon Studios, Bleecker Street Media

Keywords: Pursuit, House, Love, Underdog, Wife, Heartwarming, Emotional, Inspiring, Bar

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  • 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. show more

  • Unassuming, idiosyncratic and set in the run-down eponymous New Jersey city that has produced more than its share of noted personalities, this is a mild-mannered, almost startlingly undramatic work that offers discreet pleasures to longtime fans of the New York indie-scene veteran. show more

  • Writer-director Jim Jarmusch often explores existential themes, but they’ve perhaps never been so beautifully unadorned as they are in Paterson, a deceptively modest character piece that’s profound and moving while remaining grounded in the everyday. show more

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