|Barry Shabaka Henley||Doc|
|William Jackson Harper||Everett|
|Masatoshi Nagase||Japanese Poet|
|Sterling Jerins||Young Poet|
Paterson is a hardworking bus driver in Paterson, N.J., who follows the same routine every day. He observes the city and listens to fragments of conversations while picking up and dropping off his passengers. Paterson also writes heartfelt poems in a notebook, walks his dog and drinks one beer in a bar after his shift is over. Waiting for him at home is Laura, his beloved wife who champions his gift for writing.