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Permanent Vacation

Permanent Vacation

Permanent Vacation

1980 / 75min / DCP

DIRECTOR: JIM JARMUSCH

CAST: CHRIS PARKER, LEILA GASTIL, JOHN LURIE, SARA DRIVER

In his senior year at NYU film school Jarmusch made his feature debut, a portrait of footloose youth killing time in a depopulated downtown New York, which lone wolf Aloysius Parker, a self-styled Alphabet City Rimbaud, cruises through aimlessly. Half send-up of its preening punk protagonist, half open celebration of Romantic role-playing and the pleasures of being young, unattached, and hopelessly hip, and a tattered valentine to a disappeared, dingy NYC, offering time and space in which to dream.

Screening in the series Jim Jarmusch.