Paranoid Park. Director Gus Van Sant (Elephant, Last Days) returns with the highly anticipated film Paranoid Park. This adaptation of Blake Nelson’s novel, follows 16-year-old skateboarder Alex, who accidentally kills a security guard outside Paranoid Park, Portland’s most famous skateboarding park. When he decides to say nothing, he takes on a crushing burden of guilt with huge ramifications. Shot in Van Sant’s hometown of Portland, Paranoid Park is full of suspense and and his most lyrical and stylish film to date.