Paterson, dir. Jim Jarmusch, France / Germany / USA 2016, 113 min.
To coincide with the release of Jim Jarmusch’s latest film, The Dead Don’t Die, the ICA presents the American filmmaker’s critically acclaimed 2016 film, Paterson.
The immersive follow-up to Only Lovers Left Alive chronicles a week in the life of Paterson (Adam Driver), a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. He leads a homespun life that finds comfort in ritual: he rises each day at the same time, goes to work, and then comes home to his creative, adoring wife, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani), whose ever-changing world of new projects and dreams dovetails happily with his. In the broader strokes, each day is the same, differing only in the details – but this regularity is underpinned by Paterson’s passion for poetry, in which he finds refuge for reflection.