Stranger Than Rotterdam, a short film, will screen before Stranger Than Paradise this evening.
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Producer: Sara Driver
Synopsis: 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.
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. 89 min
Sponsored by Slant Street Records.
Saturday, Oct 15