Jim Jarmusch

James Robert "Jim" Jarmusch (born January 22, 1953 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) is an American writer-director and musician. Jarmusch has been a major figure in American independent cinema since the 1980s. He is best known for his work on "Dead Man" (1995), "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai" (1999), "Broken Flowers" (2005), and "Only Lovers Left Alive" (2013).

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The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1986)

Nan Goldin's slide show “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” converted, mixed and screened as a film by the artist, portraying the American underground culture, the no wave scene, post-Stonewall gay subculture, among others.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nan Goldin
CAST:  Nan Goldin  •  Kenny Angelico  •  Jean-Michel Basquiat  •  Brian J. Burchill

Nan Goldin's slide show “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” converted, mixed and screened as a film by the artist, portraying the American underground culture, the no wave scene, post-Stonewall gay subculture, among others.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nan Goldin
CAST:  Nan Goldin  •  Kenny Angelico  •  Jean-Michel Basquiat  •  Brian J. Burchill

Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter (1990)

This music special is dedicated to dispelling the prejudices associated with the HIV infection and raising money for AIDS research and relief. Some of today's most celebrated recording artists performing their interpretations of the classic songs of Cole Porter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Pellington  •  Percy Adlon  •  Alex Cox  •  Jim Jarmusch  •  Wim Wenders  •  Neil Jordan  •  Jonathan Demme  •  David Byrne  •  John Maybury  •  Sandy McLeod  •  Edward Lachman  •  Roger Pomphrey  •  Steve McLean  •  Adelle Lutz  •  Jean-Baptiste Mondino  •  Matthew Rolston  •  John Scarlett-Davies  •  Philippe Gautier  •  Zak Ove
CAST:  Tom Waits  •  Afrika Bambaataa  •  Jean-Paul Gaultier  •  David Byrne

This music special is dedicated to dispelling the prejudices associated with the HIV infection and raising money for AIDS research and relief. Some of today's most celebrated recording artists performing their interpretations of the classic songs of Cole Porter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Pellington  •  Percy Adlon  •  Alex Cox  •  Jim Jarmusch  •  Wim Wenders  •  Neil Jordan  •  Jonathan Demme  •  David Byrne  •  John Maybury  •  Sandy McLeod  •  Edward Lachman  •  Roger Pomphrey  •  Steve McLean  •  Adelle Lutz  •  Jean-Baptiste Mondino  •  Matthew Rolston  •  John Scarlett-Davies  •  Philippe Gautier  •  Zak Ove
CAST:  Tom Waits  •  Afrika Bambaataa  •  Jean-Paul Gaultier  •  David Byrne

In the Soup (1992)

An aspiring young filmmaker gets involved with an eccentric gangster for the financing of his first film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Seymour Cassel  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Pat Moya

An aspiring young filmmaker gets involved with an eccentric gangster for the financing of his first film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Seymour Cassel  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Pat Moya

Coffee and Cigarettes III (1993)

This shortcut repeats the structure of Coffee and Cigarettes. This time, Iggy Pop and Tom Waits meet in a bar. But, again, we don't know why they agreed to do that in the first place, because they don't seem to know each other very well and they don't have much to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Iggy Pop  •  Tom Waits

This shortcut repeats the structure of Coffee and Cigarettes. This time, Iggy Pop and Tom Waits meet in a bar. But, again, we don't know why they agreed to do that in the first place, because they don't seem to know each other very well and they don't have much to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Iggy Pop  •  Tom Waits

Strummer (1993)

A 30 minute film shot by Jim Jarmusch at Rockfield Studio, Wales with never before seen footage of Joe Strummer recording the soundtrack for When Pigs Fly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sara Driver
CAST:  Joe Strummer  •  Sara Driver  •  Jim Jarmusch

A 30 minute film shot by Jim Jarmusch at Rockfield Studio, Wales with never before seen footage of Joe Strummer recording the soundtrack for When Pigs Fly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sara Driver
CAST:  Joe Strummer  •  Sara Driver  •  Jim Jarmusch

Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman (1998)

John Boorman met Lee Marvin in London when the latter was making The Dirty Dozen and immediately they struck up a friendship. Shortly afterwards they made two films together, the first of which was Point Blank, during which Boorman found that he learnt a lot about ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  William Hurt  •  John Boorman  •  Jim Jarmusch

John Boorman met Lee Marvin in London when the latter was making The Dirty Dozen and immediately they struck up a friendship. Shortly afterwards they made two films together, the first of which was Point Blank, during which Boorman found that he learnt a lot about ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  William Hurt  •  John Boorman  •  Jim Jarmusch

Divine Trash (1998)

The life and times of Baltimore film maker and midnight movie pioneer, John Waters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Yeager
CAST:  John Waters  •  Divine  •  Mary Vivian Pearce  •  Mink Stole

The life and times of Baltimore film maker and midnight movie pioneer, John Waters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Yeager
CAST:  John Waters  •  Divine  •  Mary Vivian Pearce  •  Mink Stole

Punk: Attitude (2005)

A documentary on the music, performers, attitude and distinctive look that made up punk rock.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Letts
CAST:  Jello Biafra  •  K.K. Barrett  •  Henry Rollins  •  Roberta Bayley

A documentary on the music, performers, attitude and distinctive look that made up punk rock.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Letts
CAST:  Jello Biafra  •  K.K. Barrett  •  Henry Rollins  •  Roberta Bayley

Excavating Taylor Mead (2005)

The film icon/Andy Warhol darling is interviewed is his legendary cluttered apartment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Kirkley
CAST:  Taylor Mead  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Jim Jarmusch  •  Paul Morrissey

The film icon/Andy Warhol darling is interviewed is his legendary cluttered apartment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Kirkley
CAST:  Taylor Mead  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Jim Jarmusch  •  Paul Morrissey

The Raconteurs Live at Electric Lady (2020)

‘The Raconteurs: Live at Electric Lady’ is a documentary and concert film showcasing the day, including their explosive 7-song live performance, the recording of “Blank Generation” (a cover of The Voidoids song originally recorded at Electric Lady), and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Booth
CAST:  Brendan Benson  •  Patrick Keeler  •  Jack Lawrence  •  Jack White

‘The Raconteurs: Live at Electric Lady’ is a documentary and concert film showcasing the day, including their explosive 7-song live performance, the recording of “Blank Generation” (a cover of The Voidoids song originally recorded at Electric Lady), and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Booth
CAST:  Brendan Benson  •  Patrick Keeler  •  Jack Lawrence  •  Jack White

A Tribute To Ron Asheton (2013)

Live performance by Iggy and the Stooges in tribute to their former guitarist Ron Asheton. Recorded at the Michigan Theater in 2011, the band plays a selection of songs from throughout their career including 'Search and Destroy', 'Gimme Danger', 'I Wanna Be Your ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Iggy Pop  •  Scott Asheton  •  James Williamson  •  Mike Watt

Live performance by Iggy and the Stooges in tribute to their former guitarist Ron Asheton. Recorded at the Michigan Theater in 2011, the band plays a selection of songs from throughout their career including 'Search and Destroy', 'Gimme Danger', 'I Wanna Be Your ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Iggy Pop  •  Scott Asheton  •  James Williamson  •  Mike Watt

Ghost Dog: The Odyssey: The Journey Into the Life of a Samurai (2001)

A documentary about the making of Jim Jarmusch's 1999 film GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI, including interviews with the director and stars Forest Whitaker and RZA.  (more)

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CAST:  Jim Jarmusch  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Dave Fennoy  •  RZA

A documentary about the making of Jim Jarmusch's 1999 film GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI, including interviews with the director and stars Forest Whitaker and RZA.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jim Jarmusch  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Dave Fennoy  •  RZA

Talking Heads: Storytelling Giant (1988)

A compilation of ten music videos produced by Talking Heads during the 1980s. The videos are linked by apparently real people (not actors) telling stories from their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch  •  David Byrne  •  Toni Basil  •  Ted Bafaloukos  •  Jim Blashfield
CAST:  David Byrne  •  Tina Weymouth

A compilation of ten music videos produced by Talking Heads during the 1980s. The videos are linked by apparently real people (not actors) telling stories from their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch  •  David Byrne  •  Toni Basil  •  Ted Bafaloukos  •  Jim Blashfield
CAST:  David Byrne  •  Tina Weymouth

French Water (2021)

A lone waiter observes a group of party guests as they search for one another throughout a strange, cavernous venue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Indya Moore  •  Julianne Moore  •  Chloë Sevigny

A lone waiter observes a group of party guests as they search for one another throughout a strange, cavernous venue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Indya Moore  •  Julianne Moore  •  Chloë Sevigny

Some Days in January (2001)

A short behind-the-scenes documentary shot by Tom Jarmusch while his brother filmed Stranger Than Paradise (1984).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Jarmusch  •  Fabienne Gautier
CAST:  Eszter Balint  •  Tom DiCillo  •  Sara Driver  •  Richard Edson

A short behind-the-scenes documentary shot by Tom Jarmusch while his brother filmed Stranger Than Paradise (1984).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Jarmusch  •  Fabienne Gautier
CAST:  Eszter Balint  •  Tom DiCillo  •  Sara Driver  •  Richard Edson

Come With Me to the Cinema – The Gregors (2022)

From the 1950s onwards, Erika and Ulrich Gregor brought countless film historical milestones to Berlin and shaped cinema discourse in post-war Germany. A look at the life and work of the couple without whom Arsenal and the Forum wouldn’t exist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alice Agneskirchner
CAST:  Erika Gregor  •  Ulrich Gregor  •  Wim Wenders  •  Jutta Brückner

From the 1950s onwards, Erika and Ulrich Gregor brought countless film historical milestones to Berlin and shaped cinema discourse in post-war Germany. A look at the life and work of the couple without whom Arsenal and the Forum wouldn’t exist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alice Agneskirchner
CAST:  Erika Gregor  •  Ulrich Gregor  •  Wim Wenders  •  Jutta Brückner

The Butthole Surfers Movie (2023)

Follows the story of the groundbreaking Texas-based art-punk band founded by frontman Gibby Haynes and guitarist Paul Leary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Stern
CAST:  Gibby Haynes  •  King Coffey  •  Paul Leary  •  David Yow

Follows the story of the groundbreaking Texas-based art-punk band founded by frontman Gibby Haynes and guitarist Paul Leary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Stern
CAST:  Gibby Haynes  •  King Coffey  •  Paul Leary  •  David Yow

Fragments of Paradise (2022)

For over 70 years, Jonas Mekas, internationally known as the "godfather" of avant-garde cinema, documented his life in what came to be known as his diary films. From his arrival in New York City as a displaced person in 1949 to his death in 2019, he chronicled the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  KD Davison
CAST:  Amy Taubin  •  Peter Bogdanovich  •  John Waters  •  Jonas Mekas

For over 70 years, Jonas Mekas, internationally known as the "godfather" of avant-garde cinema, documented his life in what came to be known as his diary films. From his arrival in New York City as a displaced person in 1949 to his death in 2019, he chronicled the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  KD Davison
CAST:  Amy Taubin  •  Peter Bogdanovich  •  John Waters  •  Jonas Mekas

Scab Vendor (2022)

A documentary about the life and times of Jonathan Shaw.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mariana Robles Thome  •  Lucas de Barros
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Iggy Pop  •  Jim Jarmusch

A documentary about the life and times of Jonathan Shaw.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mariana Robles Thome  •  Lucas de Barros
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Iggy Pop  •  Jim Jarmusch

Made in the USA (1993)

A Paul Joyce documentary on the American independent film scene.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Rodley  •  Paul Joyce
CAST:  Robert Altman  •  Allison Anders  •  Paul Bartel  •  Jeff Bridges

A Paul Joyce documentary on the American independent film scene.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Rodley  •  Paul Joyce
CAST:  Robert Altman  •  Allison Anders  •  Paul Bartel  •  Jeff Bridges
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