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Tattered Cover Classics: Down By Law

Jim Jarmusch

EnglishUSA1986107 minWebsiteDCPRating: R


  • Sunday 10/6
  • 1:00 PM Sie FilmCenter Buy Tickets
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    Plays Sunday, October 6 at 1:00 PM at the Sie - Hosted by Howie Movshovitz with a post-film discussion!
    Presented by Tattered Cover Bookstore and KUNC Radio
    Tickets are just $1.00!

    Special Thanks to the Criterion Collection!

    Director Jim Jarmusch followed up his brilliant breakout film Stranger Than Paradise with another, equally beloved portrait of loners and misfits in the American landscape. When fate brings together three hapless men—an unemployed disc jockey (Tom Waits), a small-time pimp (John Lurie), and a strong-willed Italian tourist (Roberto Benigni)—in a Louisiana prison, a singular adventure ensues. Described by Jarmusch as a “neo-Beat noir comedy,” Down by Law is part nightmare and part fairy tale, featuring sterling performances and crisp black-and-white cinematography by the esteemed Robby Müller.

    Cinematographer: Robby Müller | Screenwriter: Jim Jarmusch
    Cast: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni
    Additional Countries: West Germany