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Films of Jim Jarmusch | Livestream Zoom

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Course Description:

Perhaps no film director has been more identified with the late 20th-century renaissance of independent American cinema than Jim Jarmusch. Born in Akron, Ohio but raised on a diet of European arthouse and American underground cinema, Jarmusch’s work is renowned for its characteristic droll humor, minimalist visual aesthetic, and centrality of music. Garnering top awards at Cannes, Locarno, Sundance, and smaller festivals too numerous to mention, Jarmusch’s iconic (and laconic) body of work, unfettered by studio budgets and special effects, has been an inspiration to aspiring young filmmakers across the globe for nearly forty years. Films to be explored: "Stranger Than Paradise" (1984); "Down by Law" (1986); "Mystery Train" (1989); and, "Paterson*" (2016). *Subject to availability.


Tuition: $35.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Thursdays, Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27 *3:00 - 4:30pm* (4 sessions)


Course will meet via Zoom and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. A Zoom link will be emailed to each participant prior to the class session.


Karen Davis is Senior Film Programmer for the Mill Valley Film Festival and Professor Emerita at CSUMB. She has taught courses in world cinema at CSUMB, UC Santa Cruz and Vassar College.