With his deadpan zombie comedy 'The Dead Don't Die' opening this week in our cinemas, we're celebrating the original hipster of indie cinema, Jim Jarmusch.
For three decades, maverick auteur Jim Jarmusch has cut his own path across American cinema. It includes his debut 'Permanent Vacation' – all verve and punk attitude. 'Stranger Than Paradise', 'Down By Law' and 'Mystery Train' are classic Jarmusch road movies, replete with his trademark deadpan humour. Then there are the inspired offbeat projects: 'Night on Earth' which features hilarious stories of taxi drivers around the world; the perfect collision of Mafioso, Gangstas and a samurai-inspired hitman in 'Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai'; the neo-Western masterpiece 'Dead Man', and a unique take on the vampire genre with 'Only Lovers Left Alive'. The documentary 'Gimme Danger' finds Jarmusch rhapsodising over his own heroes, the Stooges. And if you want to see an appearance by the great man himself, we've included Finnish auteur Aki Kaurismäki's cult classic 'Leningrad Cowboys Go America'.