Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani). By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily, each a different and inspired project. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his secret gift for poetry. The history and energy of the City of Paterson is a felt presence in the film and its simple structure unfolds over the course of a single week. The quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life are observed, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
rest of cast listed alphabetically
Helen-Jean Arthur....Older Woman 1
Kacey Cockett....Woman in Red
Luis Da Silva Jr.....Man in Low Rider
Jared Gilman....Male Student
William Jackson Harper....Everett
Barry Shabaka Henley....Doc
Joan Kendall....Older Woman 2
Dominic Liriano....Boy on Bus 1
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