We asked four Portlanders for their perspectives on Gus Van Sant. Here’s what they said.
Movie Reviews & Stories
JON RAYMOND, Author
I first laid eyes on Gus Van Sant sometime around 1990. It was at the Clinton Street Theater, and he was screening Mala Noche in the lead-up to the release of My Own Private Idaho
Zak Smith lives in Los Angeles and is most famous for a book-length collection of drawings which illustrate each and every page of Thomas Pynchon's mammoth Gravity's Rainbow., Smith also is an accomplished painter, mainly of nude women, and he acts in a lot of porn. There's really not much else you need to know to decide you should go and hear him read from a book of his memoirs: Even in brief synopsis, ...