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SPRING BREAKERS (2012) - Harmony Korine Weekender

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Sunny Florida. Since Grade School, best friends, Brit, Candy, Cotty, and Faith are are living in a boring college dorm but craving adventure. The girls resort to desperate measures to get enough money for their chance of some real fun during the spring break. A chance encounter with rapper and drug dealer, Alien (James Franco), promises to fulfill their desire for all the thrills and excitement they could ever hope for. How far are the girls willing to go to experience a spring break they will never forget?

The cast is joined by reknown singer, Selena Gomez, and an almost unrecognizable, James Franco.

Venice Film Festival 2012 | Special Mention: Future Film Festival Digital Award

HARMONY KORINE is a non-conformist rebel and highly original filmmaker. He gained recognition at the young age of 19 when he wrote the shocking screenplay for Larry Clark's Kids (1992), and went on to direct his own films such as Gummo, Mister Lonely, Trush Humpers and Spring Breakers. When his controversial debut Gummo (1997) was shown at Telluride Film Festival, some people walked out after the first minutes of screening, calling the film disgusting.

Korine's films focus on the inhabitants of a poor, excluded society ignored by the mainstream, such as demoralized, lost teenagers, lonely kids, sociopathic elders, unhappy impersonators. His affection and empathy for these figures is sincere, enabling the audience to fall in love with strange characters who would normally be difficult to identify or empathize with.

From the first, cult movie, Gummo, to the latest commercial Spring Breakers, he created one of the most recognizable and unique aesthetics, full of surreal absurdity. Korine has always been committed to shifting the emphasis from what the story is about, to the way it is told. He said: "I love film without traditional narrative restrictions. What a movie looks like after a bottle of tequila and a cap of ecstasy." Korine is still working in America, most recently on the comedy, The Beach Bum, with Matthew McConaughey.

 

  • DIRECTOR: HARMONY KORINE
  • STARRING: James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine.
  • US
  • 2012
  • 93 MINS
  • RATING – 18

 

Doors 7:30PM

Film 8:00PM

 Harmony Korine

Harmony Korine

The film is damn near a masterpiece. Let’s hope we don’t have to wait so long to see what Korine will do next.
— Film Threat, Don R. Lewis
Korine is finding his way toward artistic greatness by searching his soul. It’s possible that the man in the mirror is him
— Boston Globe, Wesley Morris

What engages us is Korine’s revolutionary way of telling stories. It’s as though he’s downloading his dreams directly onto the screen.
— Washington Post, Desson Thomson
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It’s incredible how blind critics and users may be, disapproving this genuinely beautiful film. Too blind.
— Martins
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