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Night on Earth


Part of  The Films of Jim Jarmusch – Every Thursday in September! 

Five cities. Five taxicabs. A multitude of strangers in the night. In Night on Earth, Jim Jarmusch assembled an extraordinary international cast of actors for a hilarious quintet of taxi-based tales of urban displacement and existential angst , spanning time zones, continents and languages.

“By the time Tom Waits growls his lovely closing waltz over the credits, Jarmusch has shown us moments most filmmakers don’t even notice.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out

Zipping between L.A., New York, Paris, Rome and Helsinki, Night on Earth veers from broad comedy – Robert Benigni telling increasingly outré yarns from his sexual history – to more sober and deeply sad territory. Along the way, we encounter a handful of Jarmusch’s  most indelible characters: Beatrice Dalle’s blind Parisian and her stone-faced Ivoirien driver (Isaach De Bankole); Armin Mueller-Stahl’s German clown-turned-cabbie, still learning how to drive an automatic; Winona Ryder’s chain-smoking aspiring mechanic and the casting agent (Gena Rowlands) who tries to court her into showbiz.  Jarmusch’s lovingly askew view of  humanity as seen from the passenger seat makes for one of his most warmest, more charming films. (Dir. by Jim Jarmusch, 1991, France/ UK/ Germany/ USA/ Japan, in English/ French/ Finnish/ Italian/ German with subtitles, 129 mins., Rated R)