My Own Private Idaho
First screened in 1992 / Screened most recently in November 2010
Director: Gus Van Sant. Cast: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, William Richert, Udo Kier, James Russo, Rodney Harvey, Flea, Michael Parker, Chiara Caselli, Vana O'Brien, Tom Troupe, Sally Curtice, Shaun Jordan, Shawn Jones, Robert Lee Pitchlynn, Grace Zabriskie, Jessie Thomas, George Conner. Screenplay: Gus Van Sant (based in part on the plays 1 Henry IV and 2 Henry IV by William Shakespeare).
Twitter Capsule: In 3 tries over 18 years, I've gone from hating this to so admiring its mannerism and overdose on ideas.

Photo © 1991 New Line Cinema
Not yet reviewed in full. B+

Venice Film Festival: Best Actor (Phoenix); Best Screenplay
Independent Spirit Awards: Best Actor (Phoenix); Best Screenplay; Best Film Music (Bill Stafford)
National Society of Film Critics: Best Actor (Phoenix)

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