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Movie Preview: Gus Van Sant's Paranoid Park

Movie Preview: Gus Van Sant's Paranoid Park

There's something about the tone of director Gus Van Sant's work that gives me a deep uneasiness in the belly. His previous indie movie dealing with teens and violence, Elephant, won a bunch of awards at Cannes (including the Palm d'Or) in 2003 and it was certainly effective in delivering this dark queasiness I now feel again having watched the trailer for his newest film Paranoid Park.

Nominated for Best Feature and Best Director at this year's Independent Spirit Awards, Paranoid Park again focuses on troubled teenagers. This time there's a mystery involving a kid who dies on train tracks and another kid, a skater boy, who seems to be struggling with his role in the death. Also, Jenny from Gossip Girl is in it in what looks like a decidedly un-Jenny-ish role.

The movie has already screened at a variety of film festivals, and will open in limited release March 7. To check out the creepy trailer,

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littlemissme littlemissme 9 years
I thought Elephant was such a great movie so I can't wait to see this one :)
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
After seeing the trailer, I'm intrigued.
pequeña pequeña 9 years
I really want to watch this one, Elephant was a great movie.
Adrianne Adrianne 9 years
Eerie...I saw this poster and immediately thought of Shawn Hornbeck. :/
kersalli kersalli 9 years
I always see Gus Van Sant's films, but I never end up liking them very much. Elephant was OK but not as powerful as I was expecting. This one sounds interesting though.
raieven raieven 9 years
I don't think I'll be seeing this.
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