Jun 18 - Jun 24, 2010
(Harmony Korine, 2009, USA, 35mm, 78 min)
Director in attendance opening night (at both 7 and 9pm shows)!
Enfant terrible Harmony Korine (Gummo, 1997; Julien Donkey-Boy, 1999) brings an ode to vandalism with his latest film, Trash Humpers. The title is to be taken literally: the protagonists get their kicks by screwing trash cans. Korine, who plays one of the leading roles, shows the creative beauty of destruction.
Filmed on video, doing part of the camera work himself, and edited on two video recorders, the film features typical video commands (forward, rewind). In a time when everyone wants to shoot at the highest possible technical quality, he chooses the graininess and imperfection of video, which makes the images appear even more alarming.
Watch the trailer: