Everyman Road Movies at KXFS: My Own Private Idaho

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Everyman Road Movies at KXFS
King's Cross Filling Station, King's Cross Friday May 3 2013 21:00
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Van Sant's impressive third feature has enough ideas to fill three movies, a plenitude that threatens to blow the film apart (but never does). It's a road movie filmed mainly from the point of view of gay hustler Mike (Phoenix, superb), a narcoleptic who falls unconscious without warning at moments of stress. As Mike tours the Pacific Northwest doing 'dates', he meets up with mayor's son Scott (Reeves), and together they set off in search of Mike's mother. The disconcerting realities of the situation are punctuated by sequences of surreal, dreamlike beauty, 'documentary'-style inserts, and playful variations on Shakespeare. Stunning to look at and seductively scored. Screened as part of Everyman Cinema's Road Movies residency at the King's Cross Filling Station. (15)
Venue name: King's Cross Filling Station
Address: Goods Way
London
N1C 4UR
Transport: Tube: King's Cross St Pancras
Price: £10-£20, £7.50 under-12s
Event website: http://www.everymancinema.com