Paranoid Park is a 2007 American-French drama film written and directed by Gus Van Sant.
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In 2006 Blake Nelson published a young adult novel entitled Paranoid Park, that has been adapted into a film by director Gus Van Sant, which was released in 2007. Blake's story deals with a 16 year old skateboarder who accidentally kills a security guard at a skate park. Both the novel and the film take place in Portland, Oregon, although Blake/Van Sant's Paranoid Park is a skate park located on Portland's East Side.