Reel Time Film Screening: Paterson

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Still from Paterson

Still from Paterson

Reel Time features some of the best films from the Toronto International Film Festival. The Winter series brings alternative cinema to the Bow Valley.

The new film from Jim Jarmusch focuses on a working-class poet (Adam Driver) in a small New Jersey town who practices his craft amidst the quiet magic of everyday life.

Small-town American life has inspired filmmakers for over a century. In the process, it has created a storytelling tradition that counters the big-city syndrome of so many New York and Los Angeles–set films. With Paterson, Jim Jarmusch brings his unique observational eye to both a character and a community that bear the same name, hinting at ideas of continuity and stability, in this case found in both place and person. Jarmusch has previously focused on the quotidian; his films are quiet and reflective, and in many respects cut against the grain of most contemporary American filmmaking. Here he has created a film that gently transforms the ordinary into the transcendent.

Tickets available at Lux Cinema Box Office or at luxbanff.com

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Still from Paterson

Paterson

118 Mins
A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
Year: 
2016
Director: 
Jim Jarmusch