Acclaimed filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s newest feature is the story of bus driver and aspiring poet, Paterson (Adam Driver, HBO’s Girls, Silence), who shares a name with his city of residence, Paterson, NJ. Everyday Paterson adheres to the same routine: he drives his daily route, absorbing snippets of conversations among his passengers; he writes poetry in his notebook between stops; he walks his dog; he has a beer after work; he goes home to his wife, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani, About Elly), who’s life is comparatively less regimented. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his gift for poetry. Their lives seem uncomplicated. In Paterson, Jarmusch constructs a deceptively simple portrait of quiet people in a quiet city and the poetry that appears within the details of daily life.
By Darrel Swann, Faculty After getting his BA at Boston College, Darrel studied screenwriting at New York Film Academy. He has been working at the Jacob Burns Film Center since 2009. Our film and media camp at the Media Arts Lab offers a wide variety of activities and often the child who loves to act isn’t [...]
Creative Culture is a program that connects filmmakers to creative careers. View past fellows, makers, and residents here. Fellowship Opportunities The Jacob Burns Film Center is committed to supporting the development of new filmmakers through two fellowship pathways: The Valentine & Clark Emerging Artist Fellowship The Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker Fellowship The Fellowships, which encourage community engagement, [...]
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