A wry comedy by Jim Jarmusch (DOWN BY LAW, ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE) about a working-class poet in a small New Jersey town who practices his craft amidst the quiet magic of everyday life.

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Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey – they share the name. Every day, Paterson 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. By contrast, Laura’s world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily, each a different and inspired project. 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.

Jim Jarmusch, USA, 2016, 118 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, de hond Nellie, Barry Shabaka Henley.