Dead Man:

Early Jarmusch in the Noble Theater

Sunday, March 21 | 3 pm


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“Jarmusch’s career took a decisive turn with what has come to be recognized as his masterpiece: a hypnotic, parable-like revisionist Western about the spiritual rebirth of a dying 19th-century accountant (Johnny Depp) named William Blake (no relation–or is there?). Guiding Blake through a treacherous landscape of U.S. Marshals, cannibalistic bounty hunters, shady missionaries, and cross-dressing fur traders is Nobody (Gary Farmer), a Plains Indian who becomes, over the course of the film, one of the most fully realized Native American characters in recent cinema. (Jarmusch peppered the film with in-jokes and untranslated bits of dialogue aimed squarely at Native American viewers.) For all its metaphysical trappings, Dead Man doubles as a barbed reflection on America’s treatment of its indigenous people and a radical twist on the traditional myth of the American West.” – Film at Lincoln Center

Screening as part of Museum Films’ series, On the Road: The Early Films of Jim Jarmusch


Director Jim Jarmusch | 1995 | In English and Cree with English subtitles | 121 min | R (for moments of strong violence, a graphic sex scene and some language) | DCP

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