STRANGER THAN PARADISE
Director: Jim Jarmusch Run Time: 89 min. Release Year: 1984
Starring: Cecillia Stark, Danny Rosen, Eszter Balint, John Lurie, Richard Edson
Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie (John Lurie), his pal Eddie (Richard Edson), and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva (Eszter Balint) always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous Florida suburb. With its delicate humor and dramatic nonchalance, Jim Jarmusch’s one-of-a-kind minimalist masterpiece, _Stranger Than Paradise_, forever transformed the landscape of American independent cinema.