Every time downtown resident Jim Jarmusch and his white shock of hair hurry by us on the Bowery, we fervently pray that a fleck of his cool has rubbed off (so far, no luck). Since his breakthrough with Stranger Than Paradise in 1984, the indie auteur has consistently given us films that are artistic, beautiful, and incredibly hip, collaborating with musicians from Tom Waits to RZA to the White Stripes. For his latest, The Limits of Control, to be released May 1, he reunites with actors Isaach De Bankolé (Ghost Dog) and Bill Murray (Broken Flowers) to tell the story of a loner hit man who travels across Spain to finish a job. Tonight, Museum of the Moving Image hosts an evening with Jarmusch, in which he will discuss his work and show clips from just about all of his films. You’ll be this much closer to attaining Jarmuschian cool if you attend.

Thu., April 23, 8 p.m., 2009

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