Permanent Vacation:

Early Jarmusch in the Noble Theater

Friday, March 12 | 8 pm


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“After studying poetry at Columbia and a transformative period in Paris soaking in the offerings of the Cinémathèque Française, Jim Jarmusch enrolled in film school at New York University. In his senior year, he made what would become his debut feature: 75 minutes of frayed downtown cool. Aloysius Parker (Chris Parker) is the prototype for many of Jarmusch’s subsequent loner heroes: he loafs aimlessly around his scuzzy apartment and crumbling New York streets reading French poetry, flirting with cute girls at Nicholas Ray screenings, stealing cars and obsessing over his half-punk, half-dandy image. For all its youthful self-seriousness (or maybe in part because of it), Permanent Vacation is a touching vision of what it was like to be head over heels with art, love, and oneself in late-1970s New York.” – Film at Lincoln Center

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


Director Jim Jarmusch | 1980 | In English | 75 min | NR | DCP

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