next thursday at 20:00 Elise and I will host Jim Jarmusch Night at my place again
“I have no desire to make films for any kind of specific audience,” the independent and uncompromising American filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has declared. “What I want to do is make films that . . . tell stories, but somehow in an new way, not in a predictable form, not in the usual manipulative way that films seem to on their audiences.” In 1984 Jarmusch emerged from the downtown New York art scene with Stranger Than Paradise, a picaresque film, made in black-and-white on a shoestring budget, that won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and he followed up two years later with another picaresque fable, the critically acclaimed Down by Law. In 1989 Jarmusch rounded off his first cinematic trilogy with the release of Mystery Train, a film that prompted Vincent Canby of the New York Times to call him the “most adventurous and arresting filmmaker to surface in the American cinema in this decade.” Jarmusch has explained that he looks at the United States “through a foreigner’s eyes” and that his ambition is to create a new cinematic language shaped by his two major influences: the world cinema of Europe and Japan, and Hollywood. “I’m interested in finding a bridge between these,” he has said. I’d like to embrace both sides without negating one or the other.”
Permanent Vacation (1980)
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Down By Law (1986)
Mystery Train (1989)
Night on Earth (1991)
Dead Man (1995)
Year of the Horse (1997)
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
Int. Trailer. Night (2002)
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Broken Flowers (2005)
The Limits of Control (2009)
"The Garage Tapes" (1992)
so some great movies to see ...
Thursday 02.02 at 20:00
as usual i will mix some drinks, please feel free to bring yours incase you are picky and maybe this time we can make some popcorn!!
Shit, I've just had my Jim Jarmusch week on my own... Just been watching Mystery Train, Down By Law and I am on Dead Man right now.
Would love to join if you're screening Permanent Vacation, Ghost Dog, Int. Trailer. Night or Night On Earth though. And Stranger Than Paradise, such a great movie, wouldn't mind seeing it again!
Thanks for organizing!
Interesting! Till now I have only seen Ghost Dog and a part of Coffee and Cigarettes.