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Date & Time
March 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm9:15 pm
Free; no reservations required
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

Paranoid Park
(Gus Van Sant, 2007, 85 min, France/USA, in English, Color, Digital)

Response by Luke Hicks (Divinity School) followed by an in-depth discussion.
6:30 dinner precedes the film–please RSVP to

An unsolved murder at Portland’s infamous Paranoid Park brings detectives to a local high school, propelling a young skater into a moral odyssey where he must not only deal with the pain and disconnect of adolescence but the consequences of his own actions. In Paranoid Park, Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Elephant) melds the dreamy languor of his last few films with a page-turner of a plot.

Winner of 60th Anniversary Prize at 2007 Cannes Film Festival


A haunting, voluptuously beautiful portrait of a teenage boy who, after being suddenly caught in midflight, falls to earth.
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

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