Program Details
Friday, April 15, 2011 - 7:00 pm
$10 general / $7 members and students / $7 for FIAF Members

Friday, April 15, 2011 - 7:00 pm
Program Description

Dir. Jim Jarmusch
129 min, 35mm
with Isaach De Bankolé, Gena Rowlands, Roberto Benigni

Director Jim Jarmusch and actor Isaach De Bankolé in person for pre-screening dialogue

With a lush score of original songs by Tom Waits, and a vibrant cast that includes Gena Rowlands, Winona Ryder, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Rosie Perez, Isaach De Bankolé, Béatrice Dalle, and Roberto Benigni, Night on Earth unspools five stories of taxi cab journeys over one intercontinental night. Set in the empty after-hours landscape of cities from Los Angeles to Helsinki, Night on Earth has, what novelist Paul Auster dubs, the “‘Jarmusch touch:' that inimitable blend of deadpan humor, off-the-wall shenanigans, and exquisitely crafted images.” Tragicomic tales of loss, alienation, sexual folly, and personal destiny are related by a multi-national array of unforgettably individual characters, transforming the mundane experience of a cab ride into an opportunity for human connection.

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