Screen/Society--Film in Theory--"Paranoid Park" w/ discussion to follow
(Gus Van Sant, 2007, 85 min, France/USA, in English, Color, Digital)
--Response by Luke Hicks (Divinity School); in-depth discussion to follow!
--6:30 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
Cost: Free and open to the public
Sponsors: The Graduate Program in Literature, the Institute for Critical Theory, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).
Parking Info: https://artscenter.duke.edu/parking/