Sometimes City

Directed by Tom Jarmusch, USA, 2011, 80 min, color and B/W video

Saturday 9/22 @ 5:30pm – 186 Huron St.

Greenpoint Film Festival 2012 Buy Tickets

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


Experimental filmmaker Tom Jarmusch presents his first feature film, Sometimes City. A unique blend of the experimental and documentary genres, the film explores the history, economic status and everyday life of Jarmusch’s hometown – Cleveland, Ohio – with a unique approach.

“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 a kind of “spare-parts scavenging of stories”. The title comes from a poem by d.a. 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

Sometimes City is the WINNER of the Experimental Documentary competition.
Director Tom Jarmusch will be present for a Q&A after the screening.