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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Tue, Dec 11, 2012

Gus Van Sant Tribute
Double Feature! Free Screening!

From his striking debut in 1985 with MALA NOCHE to independent landmarks DRUGSTORE COWBOY and MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO, Gus Van Sant established himself as one of the leading personal voices in American cinema. In the years since, his combination of stylistic experimentation and heartfelt interest in contemporary life has distinguished films as diverse as TO DIE FOR, GOOD WILL HUNTING, MILK and the audacious ELEPHANT and LAST DAYS. The Egyptian screens three highlights from Van Sant's illustrious career, as well as a sneak preview of his latest, the timely environmental drama PROMISED LAND, with the director in person.
Join us for a double feature of two Gus Van Sant directed films: GOOD WILL HUNTING, the film that introduced Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, who co-star with Robin Williams in their Oscar-winning best original screenplay; followed by black comedy TO DIE FOR, starring Nicole Kidman as an avaricious local weather women who seduces troubled teen Joaquin Phoenix to get him to eliminate her bothersome husband.

This screening is free to the public - first come, first served - no tickets will be sold.
1997, Miramax, 126 min, USA, Dir: Gus Van Sant

When an MIT mathematician (Stellan Skarsgard) posts a difficult problem, janitor Will Hunting (Matt Damon) solves it before the professor’s students. Will is comfortable mopping floors and hanging out with working class friend Chuckie (Ben Affleck), but the professor sees wasted potential and points the troubled young man in the direction of therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams) – who is carrying his own emotional baggage. A commercial breakthrough for director Gus Van Sant, the box office hit brought Oscars to Williams for Best Supporting Actor and to Damon and Affleck for their Original Screenplay. With Minnie Driver.

1995, Columbia, 106 min, USA, Dir: Gus Van Sant

There’s nothing that up-and-coming TV weather woman Suzanne Stone (Nicole Kidman, in one of her most audacious performances) won’t do to get what she wants. After marrying a man (Matt Dillon) for his business ties, she feels tied down by his desire for children and seduces a troubled teen (Joachin Phoenix) to get him to eliminate her bothersome husband. Buck Henry’s biting script uses the real-life Pamela Smart case as inspiration for riffs on naked ambition, the justice system and the media circus. Keep your eyes peeled for a cameo by director David Cronenberg as a mob hitman! "An irresistible black comedy and a wicked delight." – Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Screening formats: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Tue, Dec 11, 2012 • 7:30pm