Film Event
Film Event

Stranger Than Paradise

Play Trailer

There’s something timeless about Jim Jarmusch’s 1984 breakthrough feature, and festival favourite, about three misfits who end up on a kind-of road trip from New York to Florida. Deliberately thin on plot—but heavy on atmosphere, thanks in part to the film’s stark black and white composition—Stranger than Paradise is an early example of Jarmusch’s signature deadpan, lo-fi style and love of quirky, malaised characters. It’s an enduring cult classic, which feels wonderfully original even 35 years on.

Concerned about what will be on screen? See our Content Considerations page.

"It is like no other film you've seen, and yet you feel right at home in it."
Roger Ebert
"The wry, dry humour is often quite delicious."
Time Out London
"A bracingly original avant-garde black comedy."
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Featuring: John Lurie Eszter Balint Richard Edson Cecilia Stark Danny Rosen
Year: 1984 Runtime: 89 mins Rating: STC