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23. Down By Law (1986 – Jim Jarmusch)

In the 1980s, the Sundance Film Festival often produced indie gems, the predecessors of modern hipster culture. This is one of its most memorable cinematographic celebrations. This cult prison film is Jim Jarmusch’s follow-up to Stranger Than Paradise. Following three men through the perils of their incarceration and escape, Down By Law has sharp dialogue and striking performances. The movie received impressive critical acclaim since its release to match its illustrious predecessor.

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