WHO’S IN IT?
Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Golshifteh Farahani (Rosewater), William Jackson Harper (That’s What She Said), Chasten Harmon (film debut), Barry Shabaka Henley (Ali), Rizwan Manji (Charlie Wilson’s War), Masatoshi Nagase (Cold Fever), Kara Hayward (Moonrise Kingdom), Jared Gilman (Moonrise Kingdom)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers), director, writer; Joshua Astrachan (Short Term 12) and Carter Logan (Only Lovers Left Alive), producers; Frederick Elmes (Blue Velvet), cinematographer; Affonso Gonçalves (Beasts of the Southern Wild), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the city of Paterson, New Jersey, a bus driver who is coincidentally also named Paterson (Driver) aspires to be a poet, something that his mundane daily routine and a quiet, humble life with his wife Laura (Farahani) prevents him from fully achieving. However, a small disaster threatens to undo even the goodness in his life…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Adam Driver excels in the lead role of writer-director Jim Jarmusch’s latest film about American simplicity at its most quaint.