Screen/Society--Film in Theory--"Paranoid Park" w/ discussion to follow
(Gus Van Sant, 2007, 85 min, France/USA, in English, Color, Digital)
**Optional 6:30pm dinner precedes the film - please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An unsolved murder at Portland's infamous Paranoid Park brings detectives to a local high school, propelling a young skater into a moral odyssey where he must not only deal with the pain and disconnect of adolescence but the consequences of his own actions. In "Paranoid Park", Gus Van Sant ("Good Will Hunting", "Elephant") melds the dreamy languor of his last few films with a page-turner of a plot.
-- 60th Anniversary Prize, 2007 Cannes Film Festival
"A haunting, voluptuously beautiful portrait of a teenage boy who, after being suddenly caught in midflight, falls to earth." - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
Made possible by support from the institute for Critical Theory.