Tattered Cover Classic: Stranger Than Paradise
USA, 1984, 89 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Drama
Plays Sunday, August 2nd at 1pm.
Hosted by Howie Movshovitz
Presented by Tattered Cover Bookstore and KUNC Radio
Tickets are $1.00 and available for purchase.
Willie (John Lurie) and Eddie (Richard Edson) are two no-account young men in New York with nothing to say and little to do. Then John’s cousin Eva (Eszter Balint) shows up and the three of them go to Cleveland and then Florida. This is Jim Jarmusch’s first film, done in black and white with stony-faced one-shot scenes and fades to black. It’s a triumph of minimalist understatement, and often deeply, absurdly funny.
DIRECTOR: Jim Jarmusch
Screenwriter: Jim Jarmusch
Principal Cast: John Lurie, Eszter Balint and Richard Edson