Tom Jarmusch

a screening of his recent film SOMETIMES CITY and post-screening Q&A led by Lindsey Castillo
Friday, December 14, 7-9pm
Free admission. Seating is very limited.
at the CCNY Studio
The Arts Building
336 West 37th Street, Suite 206

Directed By Tom Jarmusch
80 minutes, Color and B/W Video, 2011

“An Essay-letter (love-hate) in the form of Documentary.”
-Andrew Lampert
Curator Of Collections, Anthology Film Archives

“SOMETIMES CITY is a gritty and personal documentary portrait of Cleveland, Ohio. SOMETIMES CITY suggests the city’s people, landscape, and decline. SOMETIMES CITY was conceived to include documentary, home movie, personal, and possibly fictional elements. SOMETIMES CITY originated from two different video installations with the intention that it would evolve into a film. As filmmaking progressed it became important to let different people speak, people that we do not usually hear from. I filmed a great deal and found what I would. The movie juxtaposes many scenes of residents and some performed music becoming kind of a “spare-parts scavenging of stories”. The title comes from a poem by da levy and part of one of his poems is read in the movie. SOMETIMES CITY was photographed during 2008 and 2009 using various consumer video formats, 16mm and Super 8 film. ” –Tom Jarmusch

About Tom Jarmusch

Tom Jarmusch is an artist and filmmaker. His work includes films, videos, installations and photography. His work has been shown internationally in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America and at festival including: Rotterdam International Film Festival (Holland), New York Underground Film Festival, BBC Short Film Festival (UK), Cinema Texas, Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland; video competition in 1995), Paris Underground Film Festival (France), Rencontre Internationales Paris/Berlin (Paris France), Media City (Canada), Chicago Underground Film Festival, and others.

SOMETIMES CITY, his first feature, won the prize for Experimental Documentary at the Greenpoint Film Festival (NYC, 2012). In 2001 he made a video (with James Nares and Fabienne Gautier) for Phil Kline’s opera INTO THE FIRE. He has received grants from the Andrea Frank Foundation (2001), IngenuityFest (2008), and the Emergency Grant from the Foundation For Contemporary Arts (2009).

He has also appeared as an actor in movies by Tom DiCillo (JOHNNY SUEDE 1991 and LIVING IN OBLIVION 1995), Raul Ruiz (THE GOLDEN BOAT 1990), Cinque Lee (U R FORGIVEN 2004), Jinoh Park (SHOULD HAVE KISSED 2010), Harris Smith (MODERN YOUNG MAN 1999). He has worked for movies as an Art Director, Prop Master, and in the Locations department for Directors including: Robert Frank, Claire Denis, Aki Kaurismaki, Ang Lee, Michael Almereyda, and his brother Jim Jarmusch. He lives and works in NYC.