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SPECIAL EVENT: Harmony Korine Weekender With MUBI: Gummosium
Sat 16 Jan 15:00 ICA Cinema 1
London Short Film Festival celebrates a true original of cinema. Following a festival tradition of spotlighting filmmakers we find inspiring and exciting, we want to hold a magnifying glass up to Harmony Korine to see how his work, particularly Gummo, fits into the current climate of filmmaking. At LSFF, we’ve seen a number of filmmakers whose work has parallels to Korine’s, such as Andrea Arnold, and both Joern Utkilen and Fyzal Boufila (both of whom have retrospective screenings at this year’s festival).
We hope the Korine Weekender of screenings, in partnership with MUBI, will pay homage to a filmmaker who is consistently true to his vision.
A symposium and discussion on Gummo.
Our guest speakers will talk individually on their thoughts and responses to the film, raising questions and points concerning it’s aesthetic, shock tactics, and influence, among others, before coming together for a panel discussions and Q&A.
Speakers include (with more to be announced):
Jason Wood (curator & film writer)
Charlie Lyne (writer & filmmaker, Beyond Clueless, Fear Itself)
Jennifer Reeder (filmmaker, Blood Below the Skin, A Million Miles Away)
Supported by MUBI: a video on demand service that took film curation to the next level by offering just 30 handpicked gems online. Every day one is added to the list and one drops off the bottom. MUBI believes in quality, rather than excessive choice.
Before the GUMMOSIUM, come to watch GUMMO, LSFF’s Philip Ilson thinks this is one of the best films ever made! See if you agree, at 13:00 in ICA Cinema 1.
Also as part of the Harmony Korine Weekender, in partnership with MUBI:
SUNDAY 17th JAN
An adaptation of Harmony Korine‘s experimental novel, A Crack Up at the Race Riotsby the Belgian collective Leo Gabin.
13:00 ICA Cinema 1
A programme of music videos, fashion films, and other curios, directed by Harmony Korine over his 20 year career.
14:30 ICA Cinema 1