The two films that Jim Jarmusch premiered at Cannes in May have now come to his hometown of New York, meaning you won’t have to dress up in a penguin suit to see them. The trailer to Gimme Danger, his documentary about Iggy Pop and the Stooges, was posted yesterday by Yahoo Movies, and now the site has posted the trailer to Paterson, in which Adam Driver plays a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey. The plot is a bit of a who’s-on-first situation: The name of Driver’s character is also Paterson, meaning that Driver plays a driver named Paterson in Paterson. He’s also a poet, a la Paterson’s own Allen Ginsberg.
You can see a couple of clips from the film, featuring Golshifteh Farahani, Kara Hayward, and Sterling Jerins, here. It plays at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 2 at 9 pm and Oct. 3 at 6pm (tickets are sold out but standby lines form an hour before the screening) and opens wide December 28.
You might have better luck scoring tickets to Gimme Danger. The Saturday screening, which will be followed by a q&a with Iggy and Jarmusch, is sold out (though standby tickets might be available), but at the time of this posting there were still tickets to the Monday screening (sans q&a).
If you just have to see Jim and Iggy rap, they’ll be doing a TimesTalk on Oct. 27. Tickets (general admission) are $40. Jarmusch himself will be doing a 90-minute “master class” at the New York Film Festival on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Tickets to that are a little cheaper, at $15.
Gimme Danger looks pretty solid, by the way. In the trailer, Jarmusch notes that “Iggy and the Stooges reinvented music as we know it,” and Iggy talks about “upsetting people wherever we went.” He also dips into his raw, powerful stage antics: “I just started jumping up and down like baboons do before they’re going to bite.” And a star was born.
If you don’t want to trek up to Lincoln Center to see it, the film opens in New York and the Stooges’ hometown of Detroit on Oct. 28.