OVER THE RAINBOW: MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO
Every year we’re delighted to participate in Pride with a week stacked full of your favorite LGBTQI+ stories. This edition sees recent arthouse hits Portrait De La Jeune Fille En Feu and Call Me By Your Name return, but also Gus van Sant’s 90’s classic My Own Private Idaho, Pedro Almodóvar’s beloved melodrama Todo Sobre Mi Madre and Dee Rees’ revelatory debut Pariah join Over The Rainbow program.
River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star in this haunting tale from Gus Van Sant about two young street hustlers: Mike Waters, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott Favor, the wayward son of the mayor of Portland and the object of Mike’s desire. Navigating a volatile world of junkies, thieves, and johns, Mike takes Scott on a quest along the grungy streets and open highways of the Pacific Northwest, in search of an elusive place called home. Visually dazzling and thematically groundbreaking, My Own Private Idaho is a deeply moving look at unrequited love and life on society’s margins.
Please note that these screenings will not feature subtitles.