Presented by Barrio Brewing

My Own Private Idaho

sunday, JUNE 13 AND wednesday, JUNE 16 AT 8:00PM | REGULAR ADMISSION PRICES
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AND ARE AVAILABLE UP UNTIL ONE HOUR BEFORE SHOWTIME. Passes for this film can be redeemed at the theatre for any screening with available seats. You are encouraged to redeem your passes for tickets in advance.

This Open Air Cinema presentation will take place outdoors at The Loft Cinema, and seating is limited (sanitized chairs will be provided, or you can supply your own). Attendees at Open Air Cinema may remove masks only when seated; all interactions with staff and volunteers must be conducted while masked.

These Open Air Screenings will use individual audio transmission. Earphones will be available for purchase at each screening (for $1 each), but we recommend that you bring your own WIRED earphones or headphones to maximize your viewing experience. (Note: airpods, bluetooth, and other wireless headphones are NOT compatible with our system). For FAQS and info on our new audio transmission click here.

Celebrate National Pride Month with a week of fabulous Queer Cinema Classics screened under the stars!

“Beautifully wrought, darkly funny and finally devastating, My Own Private Idaho almost single-handedly revives the notion of personal filmmaking in the United States.” – Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune

Gus Van Sant’s powerful, visually dazzling tale of unrequited love and life on society’s margins stars River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves as two young street hustlers searching for an elusive place called “home.”  For My Own Private Idaho, Van Sant combined two screenplays he was working on – one a modern version of Shakespeare’s Henry IV— with an original short story to create the dreamlike tale of two wayward hustlers who drift through the coffee houses and wide open spaces of the Pacific Northwest, the Italian countryside and back again, navigating a volatile world of junkies, thieves and johns on their grungy journey of discovery. Mike Waters (Phoenix, in one of his most iconic roles) is a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott Favor (Reeves) is the wayward song of the mayor of Portland who waits for his 21st birthday and the sizable inheritance that will come with it.  He is also the ambivalent object of Mike’s desire. Separately and together, they entertain a host of eccentric male and female clients, as street urchins (led by the Falstaff-like Bob Pigeon, memorably played by filmmaker William Richert) spout lines from the Bard and barns fall mysteriously from the sky. We’re definitely not in Kansas anymore. (Dir. by Gus Van Sant, 1991, USA, 104 mins., Rated R)