Films in the Park: Down by Law
July 26, 7:30 p.m.
Down by Law
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.
Directed by Jim Jarmusch, USA, 1986, 107 min. 16+
The film is screened in the original language with Russian subtitles.
Admission is free, seating is on the lawn, screenings start at 7:30 p.m. Screenings may be rescheduled in case of rain. Keep an eye on the forecast, dress for the weather and bring your own blankets.