SPECIAL EVENT: Harmony Korine Weekender With MUBI: A Crack Up At The Race Riots
13:00 Sun 17 Jan 2016
London Short Film Festival celebrates a true original of cinema. We hope the Harmony Korine Weekender of screenings, in partnership with MUBI, will pay homage to a filmmaker who is consistently true to his vision.
A CRACK UP AT THE RACE RIOTS (Leo Gabin, Belgium 2015, 56 mins) **
An adaptation of Harmony Korine‘s experimental novel, A Crack Up at the Race Riots by the Belgian collective Leo Gabin, appropriating amateur video: Teenage girls performing for webcams, remixed pop songs, glistening rims on beaten up Cadillacs, derelict shopping malls, and plenty of palm trees and sunsets. Passages from Korine’s novel are sampled throughout the film primarily as a series of suicide notes.
Leo Gabin and Harmony Korine have collaborated indirectly in the past, as Gabin provided Korine with online videos to inspire the writing of Spring Breakers. This adaptation here continues a loose artistic collaboration, as Korine’s dada novel is remixed into feature film collage, creating a microscope onto the ways popular media influences loneliness, boredom, and leisure in heavily landscaped, economically devastated areas of America, and a new meaning out of seemingly banal videos.
Also as part of the Harmony Korine Weekender, in partnership with MUBI:
SATURDAY 18th JAN
LSFF’s Philip Ilson thinks this is one of the best films ever made! See if you agree.
13:00 ICA Cinema 1
A symposium and discussion on Gummo.
15:00 ICA Cinema 1
SUNDAY 17th JAN
A programme of music videos, fashion films, and other curios, directed by Harmony Korine over his 20 year career.
14:30 ICA Cinema 1