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Sometimes a film is so captivating that you find yourself staring at the screen long after the credits have ended. When this happens to us, we immediately want to share our experience. But not with just anyone. Our Members Only screenings present these rare, neglected, or simply amazing films to our inner circle of card-carrying cinephiles.

Come join us and watch a great film, meet great people and enjoy a lively discussion immediately following the screening. This event is exclusive—envied even—so sign up for a Facets Membership today.

June 19, 2017

Down By Law

Film still: Down By Law
"With its hypnotic score, stupendous performances and its superb monochrome is something to set aside early work by David Lynch and Spike Lee"
  —The Guardian
5 stars "Deliciously deadpan... Jarmusch proved DIY film could be heartfelt, charming, wise and silly all at the same time"
  —TimeOut London

Jim Jarmusch director of Paterson, Night on Earth, Dead Man, Only Lovers Left Alive and other films is a great American filmmaker, sometimes marginalized because his films are quirky, with a great sense of irony and humor, feature characters who are outsiders. Here, in his third feature film, he continues the deadpan take of his debut feature, Stranger Than Paradise, in the story of convicts (Tom Waits and John Lurie) who team up with fellow inmate Roberto Benigni, escape from prison, and start a life on the lam. Funny and original, this is a film to be re-evalued as both an iconic film of the 1980s, and as a formative foundation of Jim Jarmusch's unique cinematic oeuvre.

Directed by Jim Jarmusch, USA, 1986,107 mins.


  • Monday, June 19 at 6:30 pm


Facets Patron Circle Members and one guest admitted for free

There are no presale tickets—you must receive an invitation from us.

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