Friday, April 10, 2009

Risd grad and "Milk" film director to speak in Providence

Tuesday, April 28
Alumni Lecture Series: Gus Van Sant '75 FAV
RISD Auditorium at Canal Walk

Gus Van Sant, whose most recent film, Milk, garnered an Academy Award for Best Actor for Sean Penn, has made his way in the film industry with such early independent standouts as Drugstore Cowboy (1989), My Own Private Idaho (1991) and To Die For (1995). With Good Will Hunting (1997), Finding Forrester (2000) and Milk (2008) his biggest commercial successes to date, he says he’s lucky to be able to continue to make the kind of movies that interest him most – more or less on his own terms.

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