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Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey who 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. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions. She champions his gift for poetry.

The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. William Carlos Williams, who wrote the epic poem “Paterson,” is a touchstone, as are the poets Wallace Stevens and Frank O'Hara. But director Jim Jarmusch (last seen onscreen at the Belcourt with GIMME DANGER) is, as always, very much his own artist, and his unique voice is articulated through Driver and Farahani's note-perfect performances. This Zen-like master has done it again, providing us with an offbeat meditation on the couple and their desire for creative self-expression.

“Like many of Jarmusch's best films, this keeps surprising us with its minimal, witty inflections, at once epic and small-scale.” —Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

“An unfeasibly charming film full of little wisdoms and quiet comforts where we might expect to find provocations, its only deception is that it is so much richer than it seems at first glance...Possibly the smallest film ever to make poets of us all.” —Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

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Showtimes (click showtimes to purchase)

Tuesday, Feb 21

3:15pm  7:40pm 

Wednesday, Feb 22

3:15pm  7:40pm 

Thursday, Feb 23

4:00pm  8:15pm 

Friday, Feb 24

4:35pm  9:00pm  11:25pm 

Saturday, Feb 25

4:35pm  9:00pm 

Sunday, Feb 26

11:10am 

Monday, Feb 27

4:35pm  9:00pm 

Tuesday, Feb 28

4:35pm  9:00pm 

Wednesday, Mar 1

4:35pm 

Thursday, Mar 2

4:35pm  9:00pm 

This Week (click showtimes to purchase)

Wednesday

MANCHESTER BY THE SEATONI ERDMANNTHE RED TURTLEPATERSON2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live ActionArtist Discussion with HATCH-ed Designers and Printers: Jim Sherraden, Julie Sola, Mary Louise Sullivan, Bryce McCloud

Thursday

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
TONI ERDMANNTHE RED TURTLEPATERSON

Friday

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: Post-screening discussion with Vanderbilt University's Hortense Spillers and Terrance Dean (7:00pm)
XX: Post-screening discussion via Skype with director Roxanne Benjamin (11:59pm)
THE RED TURTLEMANCHESTER BY THE SEAI AM NOT YOUR NEGROTONI ERDMANNPATERSONXX

Saturday

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: Post-screening poetry in the round with Destiny Birdsong, Tiana Clark, Joshua Moore and Ciona Rouse (7:00pm)
Olde Worlde Theatre presents "Peter and the Wolf" and "The Golden Goose"THE RED TURTLEMANCHESTER BY THE SEAI AM NOT YOUR NEGROTONI ERDMANNPATERSONXX

Sunday

PATERSONTHE RED TURTLEI AM NOT YOUR NEGROTONI ERDMANNA Red Carpet Evening 2017

Monday

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: Post-screening discussion with retired TSU professor Amiri Al-Hadid (7:00pm)
THE RED TURTLEMANCHESTER BY THE SEAI AM NOT YOUR NEGROTONI ERDMANNPATERSON

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