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'Mala Noche' offers grainy insights into Van Sant

'Mala Noche' (1985) was shot in 16mm black and white. "Mala Noche" (1985) was shot in 16mm black and white. (JANUS FILMS)
By Wesley Morris
Globe Staff / June 15, 2007

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Right now the Brattle is hosting a tribute to Gus Van Sant . The theater freely admits that the series is "by no means comprehensive" (it's a mini-tribute), but it is well programmed, the centerpiece being a reissued print of Van Sant's first feature, "Mala Noche." Shot in grainy black-and-white 16mm for $25,000 when Van Sant was 33, the 1985 ... (Full article: 353 words)

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