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Gus Van Sant
Born July 24, 1952 (age 66)
Gus Green Van Sant, Jr. (born July 24, 1952) is an American film director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician and author who has earned acclaim as both an independent and more mainstream filmmaker. His films typically deal with themes of marginalized subcultures, in particular homosexuality; as such, Van Sant is considered one of the most prominent auteurs of the New Queer Cinema movement.
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1h 54min
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On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
Good Will Hunting
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 6min
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Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
Milk
[2008]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 8min
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The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
Elephant
[2003]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 21min
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Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.
Promised Land
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 46min
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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.
Finding Forrester
[2000]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 16min
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A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.
Paranoid Park
[2007]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 25min
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A teenage skateboarder's life begins to fray after he is involved in the accidental death of a security guard.
Psycho
[1998]
 
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Movie | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 45min
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A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own.
The Sea of Trees
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 50min
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A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.
Restless
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 31min
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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.
To Die For
[1995]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 46min
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A beautiful but naïve aspiring television personality films a documentary on teenagers with a darker ulterior motive.
My Own Private Idaho
[1991]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 44min
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Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.
Last Days
[2005]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Music | 1h 37min
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A Seattle musician's life and career are reminiscent to those of Kurt Cobain.
Gerry
[2002]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Mystery | 1h 43min
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A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them.
Drugstore Cowboy
[1989]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 42min
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A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law.
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
[1993]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 35min
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Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the US from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising and her NY agent 'the Countess' sends her to his ranch in CA to shoot a commercial, set against the background of mating whooping cranes. There, she befriends Bonanza Jellybean, one of the cowgirls at the beauty- ranch. The cowgirls take command of the ranch from... see more
Mala Noche
[1986]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 18min
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A story of amour fou. Walt is madly in love/lust with a young illegal Mexican immigrant. However, the object of his unrequited affection doesn't even speak any English and finds Walt really strange and undesirable.
My Own Private River
[2012]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 41min
Footage from My Own Private Idaho (1991) is re-contextualized in James Franco's tribute to River Phoenix.
The Discipline of D.E.
[1982]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 9min
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Gus Van Sant's early short film about "The Discipline of D.E.," which is an extremely efficient way of doing things.
Ballad of the Skeletons
[1997]
 
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Short Movie | Short
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Thanksgiving Prayer
[1991]
 
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Short Movie | 3min
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An indictment ballad of all the different political groups in America.
Understanding
[1996]
 
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Short Movie | Music, Short
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A music video by the band Candlebox to promote their song "Understanding."
Four Boys in a Volvo
[1996]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 4min
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My New Friend
[1987]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 3min
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An older man meets and becomes fascinated by a younger man in this somewhat autobiographical work.
Facebook: World of Hopes
[2018]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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