DIRECTOR: GUS VAN SANT
CAST: MICHAEL PITT, LUKAS HAAS, ASIA ARGENTO
A meditative eulogy for another of Van Sant’s beautiful lost boys, this one isolated by fame in the apotheosis of his largely solitary final hours. Michael Pitt plays “Blake”—a facsimile of Kurt Cobain in everything but name—escaped from rehab to wander the grounds of his compound/ flophouse in an opioid haze, taking calls, recording music, desultorily interacting with his roommates, and meandering towards eternity. A hypnotic and strangely sensual film attuned to the minutiae of addict behavior, lent an autumnal ripeness by DP Harris Savides, and made with the solemnity of religious art.