MTFF Feature

Stranger Than Paradise in 35mm

With this breakout film, Jim Jarmusch established himself as one of the most exciting voices in the burgeoning independent-film scene, a road-movie poet with an affinity for Americana at its most offbeat. Jarmusch follows rootless Hungarian émigré Willie (John Lurie), his pal Eddie (Richard Edson), and his visiting sixteen-year-old cousin, Eva (Eszter Balint), as they drift from New York’s Lower East Side to the snowy expanses of Lake Erie and the drab beaches of Florida, always managing to make the least of wherever they end up. Structured as a series of master-shot vignettes etched in black and white by cinematographer Tom DiCillo, Stranger Than Paradise is a nonchalant masterpiece of deadpan comedy and perfectly calibrated minimalism.

Presented in 35mm! Preceded by the short film Stranger Than Rotterdam with Sara Driver, which chronicles producer Sara Driver's quest to smuggle Stranger Than Paradise across the Atlantic Ocean and through the Iron Curtain. Directed by Lewis Kloster and Noah Kloster. Winner: Sundance Film Festival Short Film Special Jury Award: Screenwriting.

Cast: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Producer: Sara Driver
Written by: Jim Jarmusch
Duration: 89 min
Released: 1984
Genre: Comedy
Music: Screamin' Jay Hawkins

MTFF Feature

Stranger Than Paradise in 35mm

Stranger Than Paradise in 35mm

Showtimes

Saturday, October 15th