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Gus Van Sant

Matt Damon in Promised Land

Call-In Commentary: Watch the “Promised Land” trailer with director Gus Van Sant

The acclaimed filmmaker behind “Milk” and “Elephant” takes you inside his ripped-from-the-headlines environmental drama.

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Gus Van Sant’s “Promised Land” gets its first theatrical trailer

The movie stars and was co-written by Matt Damon and John Krasinski.

Taylor Lautner teams up with Gus Van Sant in untitled nonfiction film (photo)

Taylor Lautner teams up with Gus Van Sant in untitled nonfiction film

This one isn’t too much of a surprise. A couple months back, Taylor Lautner was spotted grabbing lunch around town with almost-“Breaking Dawn” director Gus Van Sant and his “Milk” collaborator, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. While at the time, Lautner brushed off the dates as friends hanging out, speculation assumed that the three of them […]

What to Watch on IFC: September 19 – 25 (photo)

What to Watch on IFC: September 19 – 25

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC: Monday In our hit comedy series “Portlandia” life in Portland, Oregon seems to involve asking, “Is it local?,” playing hide and seek and wearing a lot of fleece. Get a different version of life in the Rose City when Gus Van Sant’s “Drugstore Cowboy” airs at 8 […]

What to Watch on IFC: May 16 – 22 (photo)

What to Watch on IFC: May 16 – 22

Summer is taking its own sweet time in kicking into gear, so slather on some bronzer, fix yourself a pina colada and settle down by the warming glow of the television. Here’s what to watch this week on IFC: Monday Paul Verhoeven’s “Basic Instinct” stars Sharon Stone as a mystery writer/suspected serial killer/bisexual with a […]

Can’t Be At Cannes 2011, Friday Edition (photo)

Can’t Be At Cannes 2011, Friday Edition

It sucks not being at the Cannes Film Festival. To keep you up-to-speed on all the latest developments with the minimum amount of pain and jealousy, we’ll be providing frequent roundups of all the biggest news and best reviews. This is the second; for additional installments, along with all our Cannes coverage, can be found […]

Spend Saturday With Gus Van Sant  (photo)

Spend Saturday With Gus Van Sant

Spend Saturday with our Gus Van Sant Double Feature Extravaganza! Beginning at 2:15 p.m. ET you can see some of the finest work the director has put out to date. In “Paranoid Park”, which airs at 2:15 p.m. ET, Van Sant gives a dark portrait of adolescent longing and anxiousness. Alex, played by Gabe Nevins, […]

‘Wassup Rockers’ Larry Clark Wants To Know (photo)

‘Wassup Rockers’ Larry Clark Wants To Know

Ten years after “Kids,” Larry Clark returns to the world of teenagers in the film “Wassup Rockers”. Like “Kids,” the film exposes the adolescent world of every parent’s nightmare: sex, drugs, violence, and skateboarding. Like Gus Van Sant’s “Paranoid Park,” this film takes place in the underground scene of skaters, but instead of Portland in […]

Get To Know “My Own Private Idaho” (photo)

Get To Know “My Own Private Idaho”

River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves were a match made in filmmaker’s heaven. Especially if that filmmaker is Gus Van Sant and he is making a film about hustlers on the mean streets of Portlandia …er, Portland. “My Own Private Idaho” airs on IFC tonight at 10:05 p.m. ET. While the film is a riff on […]

‘To Die For’: Murder Is A Small Price For Fame (photo)

‘To Die For’: Murder Is A Small Price For Fame

Gus Van Sant’s 1995 mockumentary “To Die For” examines America’s obsession with fame in a darkly comic fashion. The film is adapted from the true life and crimes of Pamela Smart, a school coordinator who was imprisoned for seducing a 16 year old student and convincing him to kill her husband. It stars Nicole Kidman […]