20 Years of AFI Fest


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  • STRANGER THAN PARADISE follows a New York hipster (John Lurie) who gets a surprise visit from his pretty sixteen-year-old cousin. A strange affection grows between the two as they visit their aunt in Cleveland and then proceed to sunny Florida where they lose all their money and unwittingly gain a fortune.

  • Jim Jarmusch has been one of the defining forces of American independent cinema since his landmark masterpiece STRANGER THAN PARADISE in 1984. Films marked by his minimalist lyricism such as DOWN BY LAW (1986), DEAD MAN (1995), COFFEE AND CIGARETTES (2003), BROKEN FLOWERS (2005), ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (2013), and this year’s PATERSON, have followed.

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