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Essential Cinema

My Own Private Idaho

The Roxy Theater is proud to present Essential Cinema, a monthly series of the most iconic and important films the artform has to offer.

River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star in this haunting tale from Gus Van Sant about two young street hustlers: Mike Waters, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott Favor, the wayward son of the mayor of Portland and the object of Mike’s desire. Navigating a volatile world of junkies, thieves, and johns, Mike takes Scott on a quest along the grungy streets and open highways of the Pacific Northwest, in search of an elusive place called home. Visually dazzling and thematically groundbreaking, My Own Private Idaho is a deeply moving look at unrequited love and life on society’s margins.
Cast: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, Udo Kier, Grace Zabriskie
Director: Gus Van Sant
Written by: Gus Van Sant
Rated: R
Duration: 94 min
Released: 1991
Genre: Drama

Essential Cinema

My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho