Stranger Than Paradise

SATURDAY, MAY 19 11:30 AM;

35mm Print

“…This three-part road-movie-with-a-difference is shot in long, static black-and-white takes, and features an excellent score that straddles both Screaming Jay Hawkins and Bartok. The story is slight: cool, laconic New Yorker (John) Lurie (of Lounge Lizards fame) reluctantly plays host when his young female cousin arrives on a visit from Hungary. When the girl finally disappears to Ohio to stay with an eccentric old aunt, Lurie suddenly finds himself feeling lonely, and he and his buddy (Richard) Edson slope off westwards in search of…whatever….The wry, dry humour is often quite delicious.” (Geoff Andrew, TimeOut London)

1984 Jim Jarmusch 1.78:1 B&W 35mm 89 min.