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York College film series to screen 'Paterson' on March 22

February 28, 2018
Jack Ryan pictured in front of bookcase.
Jack Ryan, vice provost and Dean of Arts and Humanities at Gettysburg College will introduce the film.

York College’s Humanities Film Series will screen “Paterson,” a 2016 film about the daily routine of a bus driver in Paterson, N.J., who writes poetry in his spare time, at 7 p.m., March 22, in Room 218 of the Humanities Center. Jack Ryan, vice provost and Dean of Arts and Humanities at Gettysburg College, will introduce the movie. A Q&A will follow the screening. The event is open to the public.

The American independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has often been described as a poet of the screen. His most recent movie, “Paterson,” takes poetry as its subject. Paterson (Adam Driver) is a hardworking bus driver in Paterson, N.J., who follows the same routine every day. He observes the city and listens to fragments of conversations while picking up and dropping off his passengers. Paterson also writes heartfelt poems in a notebook, walks his dog and drinks one beer in a bar after his shift is over. Waiting for him at home is Laura (Golshifteh Farahani), his beloved wife who champions his gift for writing.

Ryan is author of “John Sayles: Filmmaker.” During his introduction of the movie, he will discuss how poetry has always informed Jarmusch’s cinema and how it elevates daily life in his most recent film.

 

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