Dir. Gus Van Sant (2007).
Lyrical yet gritty, Paranoid Park cashes the check that Van Sant wrote with his first feature, Mala Noche. In telling the tale of a Portland skater kid involved in the accidental death of a railroad bull, the filmmaker comes close to inventing his own film language. Chronology is shuffled, narrative gets dealt out as a succession of subjective impressions, and the world is made to shimmer with adolescent magic.
Sun., Sept. 18, 4:30 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 7, 2011