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Free Members-Only Screening: Paterson


2016, 113 min, color, DCP | Written by Jim Jarmusch; directed by Jim Jarmusch; with Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley, Cliff Smith, Chasten Harmon, William Jackson Harper, and Masatoshi Nagase

For LACMA Film Club and Film Independent members only

Includes a conversation with actor Adam Driver

Adam Driver is the title character in writer/director Jim Jarmusch’s new film, a drama that plays like a dream parable. Paterson (Driver) is a New Jersey bus driver with an almost symbiotic attachment to his hometownhe take his work and his route very seriously; his job is to get people home. His own biggest thrill is to get home to his loving baker wife Laura (Golshifteh Farahani) and their dog, whom he take on his walks to the neighborhood bar (where the calm pooch sits pensively outside on his leash). But he leads another life as a poet whose workdeeply felt reflections on his lifeis written in a notebook only Laura sees. The boundary that Paterson keeps between his writing and his life is thinhe lives like an artist, with a keen observer’s eye to all that goes on around him, and Jarmusch, working for the fourth time with cinematographer Frederick Elmes (the films they’ve made together in the past 25 years include Night on Earth, Coffee and Cigarettes, and Broken Flowers) stages the scenario so delicately and earnestly that it could be something from the pages of his protagonist’s journals. Paterson star Driver will be present to discuss the film after the screening.

In conjunction with Film Independent at LACMA

LACMA | Bing Theater


A limited number of tickets will be available at the door two hours before the published start time of the event.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for the screening can be picked up at LACMA’s Ticket Office, located in the Hammer Building, on the day of the event—as early as 11 am. Tickets are for general, unreserved Bing Theater seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seats 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seats may be released. Reservations do not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand. Entry is first come, first served, so please arrive early. Program and guest participation subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be picked up by the individual who purchased or reserved them.