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USA: IFC Films
UK: Tartan Films
Cast: Cabe Nevins, Dan Liu, Jake Miller, Taylor Momsen, Lauren MC Kinney, Olivier Garnier, Scott Green, Winfield Henry Jackson, Dillon Hines, Brad Peterson, John 'Mike' Burrowes, Emma Nevins, Joe Schweitzer, CHristopher Doyle, Grace Carter, Jay 'Smay' Williamson
Director: Gus Van Sant
Countries: USA / France
USA: 80 mins
UK: 84 mins
USA Rated: R for some disturbing images, language and sexual content
UK Certificate: 15 contains brief images of strong gore
USA Release Date: 7 March 2008 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 26 December 2007 (Limited Release)
Shot on location in the director's home town of Portland, Paranoid Park, the renowned skateboarding park, sets the scene for this adaptation of Blake Nelson's novel. The suspenseful drama revolves around a 16 year-old skateboarder, Alex (Cabe Nevins) who accidentally kills a security guard outside Paranoid Park.
Instead of confessing, he makes the decision to stay silent but his guilt weighs heavily on his conscience and becomes increasingly burdensome.
Winner of the 60th anniversary award at the Cannes Film Festival 2007.