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My Own Private River

Film/Video

Images courtesy of James Franco

My Own Private River

James Franco and Gus Van Sant, 2011

The Box

As part of the Wexner Center’s 25th anniversary, The Box is dedicating the entire year of programming to work produced in the Film/Video Studio. Screenings in this free exhibition space for video, located just across from the Wexner Center Store, run continuously seven days a week, the same hours as our ticket office (Mon–Wed: 9 AM–6 PM; Thu–Fri: 9 AM–8 PM; Sat: 10 AM–8 PM; Sun: 11 AM–6 PM).

Sun, Apr 1, 2012Mon, Apr 30, 2012

Working with footage shot by Gus Van Sant during the production of his 1991 film My Own Private Idaho, actor and director James Franco creates an alternate version of the film that focuses mainly on the character played by the late actor River Phoenix.

Using outtakes and never-before-seen footage, Franco’s reedit is an intense and compelling portrait of Phoenix in a critically acclaimed role, as well as an homage from one young actor to another. With music by Michael Stipe of R.E.M. (102 mins., film transferred to DVD)

Catherine Opie, Untitled #1, 2012

Be sure to RSVP for our Spring Exhibitions Preview on Friday, May 15—and don't miss a conversation with Catherine Opie and Jack Whitten right before the reception.

Stephin Merrit

Magnetic Fields front man Stephin Merritt brings an acoustic set (and longtime bandmate Sam Davol) to our intimate Performance Space on Saturday, May 16.

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