Premiere Special: Gus Van Sant’s “Trilogy,” Including Last Days

Jul 20, 2005


Elephant. 2003. USA. Written and directed by Gus Van Sant

Following on the success of MoMA’s inaugural film and media exhibition Premieres, the Department of Film and Media presents the New York premiere of Gus Van Sant’s Last Days. Also shown on July 20 are Van Sant’s Gerry (2002) and Elephant (2003)—the three films, all photographed by Harris Savides, are formally related. Presented in memory of Stephen Harvey, a MoMA film curator.

Organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, Department of Film and Media.

Thanks to Dany Wolf, Picturehouse, and THINKFilm.


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