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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 1 Sat, Sep 10 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou After Hours
Film Info
Rating:R
Runtime:104 minutes
Director:Gus Van Sant
Year Released:1991
Production Country:USA
Language:English

Description

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Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's After Hours program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!

“One of the most original cinematic talents at work in this country, Van Sant has a knack for pulling disparate elements together and twisting them into wildly funny lyrical odysseys of the mind and heart.” - Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times

“Holding all these elements together is Van Sant's sensibility, such an elusive thing it instinctively squirms away from any attempt to pigeonhole it.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters (River Phoenix) is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor (Keanu Reeves) is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike's estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.

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