Thursday, December 1, 2016

Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson

Jim Jarmusch’s film Paterson opens on December 28. I hope that it opens near me. Filmed in Paterson, New Jersey, it’s the story of a bus driver and poet named Paterson — just Paterson. Here’s the film’s IMDb page. And here’s the trailer.

For anyone who loves modern American poetry, Paterson is important territory. Just ask William Carlos Williams.

[In Williams’s poem, Paterson is both a city and a man — not a bus driver but a mythic man, “Dr. Paterson.”]

comments: 3

Geo-B said...

And Allan Ginsberg

Daughter Number Three said...

Saw the preview last weekend - it looks very interesting (unlike most previews).

Michael Leddy said...

I had long forgotten that Ginsberg grew up in Paterson. Letters from Ginsberg (signed “A. G.”) appear in Paterson: “I would like to make my presence in Paterson known to you.”