Down By Law

Monday, November 16
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1hr 47mins // directed by:Jim Jarmusch // featuring:Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni // 35mm

Director Jim Jarmusch followed up his brilliant breakout film Stranger Than Paradise with another, equally beloved portrait of loners and misfits in the American landscape.

When fate brings together three hapless men, an unemployed disc jockey (Tom Waits), a small-time pimp (John Lurie), and a strong-willed Italian tourist (Roberto Benigni), in a Louisiana prison, a singular adventure ensues. Described by Jarmusch as a “neo-Beat noir comedy,” Down by Law is part nightmare and part fairy tale, featuring sterling performances and crisp black-and-white cinematography by the esteemed Robby Müller. - Synopsis from The Criterion Collection

In the Huntington’s new production, Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation) stars as larger-than-life character Ignatius J. Reilly, the Don Quixote of the French Quarter. He’s overweight, arrogant, eccentric, and still living in his mother’s New Orleans basement in the 1960s. Adapted from the cult classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces is a hilarious wild ride, filled with colorful characters and comic misadventures.

Tickets to the Huntington’s production of A Confederacy of Dunces (November 11 – December 13, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre) are available at