SPECIAL EVENT: Harmony Korine Weekender With MUBI: Gummo
13:00 Sat 16 Jan 2016
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.
GUMMO (Harmony Korine, US 1997, 89 mins)
LSFF’s Philip Ilson thinks this is one of the best films ever made! See if you agree.
“Xenia, Ohio. A few years ago, a tornado hit this place. It killed the people, left and right. Dogs died. Cats died. Houses were split open, and you could see necklaces hanging from branches of trees. People’s legs and neck bones were sticking out. Oliver found a leg on his roof. A lot of people’s fathers died, and were killed by the great tornado. I saw a girl fly through the sky, and I looked up her skirt. Her skull was smashed. And some kids died. My neighbor was killed in that house. He used to ride bikes and three-wheelers. They never found his head. I always thought that was funny. People died in Xenia.”
After GUMMO, come to our GUMMOSIUM, a symposium and discussion on Gummo, at 15:00 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