Portland, OR: Northern Film Company, 1986. Vintage black-and-white still photograph from the 1986 film. Label affixed to the verso reading: “MALA NOCHE / Gus Van Sant.”
Pictured are a young Van Sant and his cinematographer John J. Campbell, shooting a street scene in Portland, Oregon, where the film was made on location, shot in 16mm and mostly in black and white. The director's first feature film, and Campbell's as well. Campbell would go on to shoot My Own Private Idaho (1991) and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993) for Van Sant.
The director's first film, based on the 1977 autobiographical novel by the Oregon poet Walt Curtis.
8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.
Criterion Collection 407.