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Stranger than Paradise, dir Jim Jarmusch, 1984

Jarmusch in Context

4 Dec 200921 Dec 2011

To celebrate the release of The Limits of Control, the ICA is delighted to pay tribute to legendary director Jim Jarmusch by re-discovering three of his masterpieces alongside a season of films that inspired his work.

Season curated by Gaia Meucci

  • Stranger than Paradise, dir Jim Jarmusch, 1984

    Stranger than Paradise

    4 Dec 200920 Dec 2009

    Jarmusch’s minimalist, low-key second feature, and a defining moment in American independent cinema.

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  • Bob le Flambeur, dir Jean-Pierre Melville, 1956

    Bob le Flambeur

    4 Dec 200919 Dec 2009

    Jean-Pierre Melville’s 1956 tale of a worn-out gambler in Paris – an influence of Jarmusch and a precursor of the French new wave.

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  • Branded to Kill, dir Seijun Suzuki, 1967

    Branded to Kill

    4 Dec 200919 Dec 2009

    This brutal, anarchic and delirious cult classic was so wildly eccentric for its time that director Seijun Suzuki was blacklisted for 10 years after its release.

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  • The Cameraman, dir Edward Sedgwick, 1928

    The Cameraman

    5 Dec 200919 Dec 2009

    In this 1928 silent gem, Buster Keaton tries to get a job as a newsreel cameraman in order to impress an MGM office worker, causing a crescendo of disasters.

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  • The Man Without A Past, Aki Kaurismäki, 2003

    The Man Without a Past

    5 Dec 20099 Dec 2009

    In this tale of a man who loses his memory after a vicious attack, the Finnish filmmaker strikes a perfect balance of mockery, absurd touches and tenderness.

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  • Down by Law, dir Jim Jarmusch, 1986

    Down by Law

    5 Dec 200920 Dec 2009

    Tom Waits, Roberto Benigni and John Lurie makes friends in a New Orleans prison. This is a slow-burning delight – sophisticated, lyrical, hilarious.

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  • Dead Man, dir Jim Jarmusch, 1995

    Dead Man

    6 Dec 200919 Dec 2009

    Johnny Depp stars in this hallucinatory take on the Western, with a hypnotic score by Neil Young.

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  • The Limits of Control, dir Jim Jarmusch, 2008

    The Limits of Control

    11 Dec 200914 Jan 2010

    Jarmusch’s latest, and possibly his boldest and most accomplished film yet, starring Tilda Swinton, John Hurt and Gael García Bernal.

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  • They Live by Night, dir Nicholas Ray, 1948

    They Live by Night

    12 Dec 200920 Dec 2009

    Ray’s extraordinary debut, the story of a young couple drawn into the outlaw life, is imbued with empathy for society’s outsiders and disillusionment with the American dream.

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  • Alice in the Cities, dir Wim Wenders, Germany 1973

    Alice in the Cities

    12 Dec 200920 Dec 2009

    Warm, intimate and unsentimental, this is one of Wim Wenders’ most affecting, captivating films.

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  • Wings of Desire, dir Wim Wenders, 1987

    Wings of Desire

    13 Dec 200919 Dec 2009

    Wim Wenders’ tale of angels over Berlin, circling those in crisis, listening to their thoughts and offering guidance.

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  • L'Atalante, dir Jean Vigo, 1934


    19 Dec 200920 Dec 2009

    Vigo’s story of a young married couple living aboard a barge on the Seine floats between comedy and tragedy.

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