That’s right, Reverse Shot is legal today! It’s our 21st symposium, and just to give you a sense of how masochistic we’ve grown in the past five years (five years!!), we’ve devoted it to a filmmaker we’re not entirely convinced about. That said, we’re endlessly fascinated by the career ups, downs, and sideways trails of Gus Van Sant, who’s been a near-constant in our generation’s evolution as film watchers and lovers, for better or for worse.
So, why wait, go right to our introduction and dive into Vague Recollections: Van Sant, an attempt to get at what makes this unique, odd filmmaker tick that ranges from the intensely personal to the staunchly agnostic, with many inquisitive pit-stops in between.