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Bar talk becomes poetry in an exclusive clip from Paterson


Paterson, Jim Jarmusch’s sublime ode to the poetry of everyday life, is currently set to expand to theaters across the U.S. after opening in select cities at the end of 2016. Paterson stars Adam Driver as Paterson, a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey with a secret notebook full of poetry and an ordinary daily routine. Golshifteh Farahani co-stars as his wife Laura, a sensitive, artistic spirit who encourages her husband to share his talent with the world.

Part of Paterson’s daily routine is stopping by a local bar for exactly one drink while he’s out walking his dog. And we’ve got an exclusive clip from one of those nightly visits, as bartender Doc (Barry Shabaka Henry) regales Paterson (the man) with tales of one of Paterson’s (the town) many famous natives:

Paterson was voted No. 9 on The A.V. Club’s list of the 20 Best Films of 2016, where our film editor A.A. Dowd says, “The film’s beauty lies in not just its gentle everyday rhythm but also its conception of Paterson’s artistic process—the suggestion that he finds inspiration in every interesting person, situation, and detail he encounters. For Jarmusch, that aging ambassador of cool, this is a Zen high point: his wisest, his funniest, his best.”


You can find out when Paterson opens in your city and buy tickets at the film’s official website.

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