#OregonMade filmmaker, Gus Van Sant’s film stars, Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Le Gros, and Heather Graham. Presented on 35mm.
Celebrating 30 years from the production of the film in 1988, Oregon Film and the Hollywood Theatre have teamed up with Kick Ass Oregon History, who will be leading guided walking tours around Northwest Portland the weekend before the film (Sat.
(PORTLAND, OR) – The Northwest Film Center asks filmmakers based in the Northwest region to submit their recent work for consideration for the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival (NW Fest). The Festival is the longest running Festival in the region and was named one of Moviemaker Magazine’s Top 20 Coolest Festivals in 2013.
The Northwest Film Center presents: Essential Gus Van Sant (& His Influences) film series & class
Film dates: April 23-June 5, 2015
Class dates: April 25-June 20Over the last three decades, Gus Van Sant has created an extraordinary body of film work. His first long-form films of the late 1980s and early 1990s, known as the “Portland Trilogy”, feature rebellious characters on the fringes of mainstream society who yearned to form new communities. The films became instant cult classics, earning Van Sant acknowledgment as one of the most talented and imaginative filmmakers of the indie film renaissance. Continue reading... “The Northwest Film Center Presents: Essential Gus Van Sant (and His Influences)”
On September 25 Gus Van Sant and James Franco will be at the Hollywood Theater to screen their film “My Own Private River” which is a re-imagined look at Van Sant’s classic film ‘My Own Private Idaho”. After their collaboration on “Milk”, Gus shared with Franco the original dailies from the film and the two came up with the idea of re-cutting the film. For more details on the event go to the Hollywood Theater website.
Gus Van Sant will be making the trek up to Toronto next month for the Toronto International Film Festival, where he’ll be contributing an installation commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the cult classic “My Own Private Idaho.” Released in 1991, “My Own Private Idaho” stars River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves as young hustlers on the streets of Portland.
As you will read in Shawn Levy’s blog post today Gus Van Sant’s film “Restless” is set to open this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Van Sant has been a long time favorite of the festival dating all the way back to the 1995 film “To Die For” which opened the festival back then. This is the second Oregon film to premiere in a major international film festival over the last year. The first one being Kelly Reichardt’s “Meeks Cutoff” which opened in theaters this past week. Continue reading... “Van Sant’s Restless to Open the Cannes Film Festival”