Gus Van Sant
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About John Callahan who became paralyzed after a car accident at age 21, and turned to drawing as a form of therapy. (imdb)
When We Rise (2017) - TV Mini-Series
A chronicled re-telling the gay rights movement in the United States, beginning with the Stonewall riots in 1969. (imdb) (imdb)
Since 2002, Carvalho interviewed a number of famous movie directors about the craft of filmmaking, asking their thoughts on cinema. One last session on poor region of Brazil and the impact of movies on our culture starts Carvalho's search on a decade span.
A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out. (imdb)
When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence. (imdb)
A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources. (imdb)
The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII. (imdb)
William S. Burroughs: featuring never before seen footage as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues. He struggled throughout his life with addiction, control systems, and self. William Burroughs was one of the first to cross the dangerous boundaries of queer and drug culture in the 1950s, and write about his experiences. He was hailed the godfather of the beat generation and influenced artists for generations to come... (imdb)
Elliott Smith's intensely intimate songs helped popularize lo-fi, indie-rock: A traditionally underground genre until Smith's mainstream effort "Miss Misery" took Hollywood by surprise. After his suicide in 2003, Smith's peers avoided the media, granting very few print interviews and no on-camera interviews. Until now.
70 critics and filmmakers discuss cinema from the age old conflict between the artist and the observer, the creator and the critic. From 1998 to 2007, Kleber Mendonça Filho has collected points of view about this relationship in Brazil, USA and Europe, using his personal experience as both filmmaker and critic. Crítico opens a window to an art which is more and more judged by the industry and which struggles to remain human in the way it is realized and observed. (imdb)
Biopic about gay-rights icon Harvey Milk, activist, politician, and the first openly gay man in America to be elected to public office.
A teenage skateboarder's life begins to fray after he is involved in the accidental death of a security guard. [Originally released in 2007]
Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.
Last Days is filmmaker Gus Van Sant's fictional meditation on the inner turmoil that engulfs a brilliant, but troubled musician in the final hours of his life. (Picturehouse)
Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.
A friendship between two twenty-something men is tested to its very limits when they go on a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them. (imdb)
An uplifting story about the unusual dynamic between an isolated author and the confident teenager who changes his life.
Intrigued by the notion of taking an intact, undeniable classic and seeing what would happen if it were made again - with a nearly identical shooting script - but with contemporary filmmaking techniques, Gus Van Sant recreates the motion picture Psycho. (Universal Studios)
Allen Ginsberg Feat. Paul McCartney & Philip Glass & Lenny Kaye: Ballad of the Skeletons (1997) - Short Film
Allen Ginsberg recites his title poem to music by Paul McCartney, Philip Glass, and Patti Smith guitarist Lenny Kaye.
A janitor at MIT, Will Hunting has a gift for maths that can take him light-years beyond his blue-collar roots, but to achieve his dream he must turn his back on the neighborhood and his best friend. To complicate matters, two strangers enter the equation: a washed-up shrink who starts to coach Will through his transformation, and a med student who shows him that there can be a pretty face along with his life of the mind. (imdb)
Structured in a documentary style, the film focuses on the life of a woman (Kidman) obsessed with the dream of becoming a media personality. (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the US from a young age... (imdb)
Surreal character study focusing on the friendship between two male hustlers, Mike and Scott, in Portland, Oregon. They live on the streets, do drugs, and sell themselves to men and women. Mike (River Phoenix) is quiet, gay and suffers from narcolepsy. Abandoned as a child, he is obsessed with finding his long-lost mother. Scott (Keanu Reeves) is the rebellious son of a high-ranking family, who lives this life mostly to embarrass his father... (imdb)
Thanksgiving Prayer (1991) - Short Film
An indictment ballad of all the different political groups in America. (imdb)
A realistic road movie about a drug addict, his 'family', and their inevitable decline into crime. (imdb)
Based on the Walt Curtis autobiographical novel of the same name, Mala Noche is a story of amour fou. (imdb)