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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Tue, Mar 19, 2019 - Wed, Mar 20, 2019
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One of contemporary cinema’s most committed provocateurs, Harmony Korine has made a name for himself in the past 25 years with his singular voice, which blends the shocking and absurd with a poetic and vaudevillian sense of humor. Maintaining a fervent disdain for societal conventions, Korine frequently points his camera at some of the most bizarre and forgotten areas in America with never a condescending eye. He began his filmmaking career by observing the very youth subculture to which he belonged, writing the screenplay for Larry Clark’s coming-of-age landmark KIDS. The film shocked audiences around the world in 1995, largely thanks to Korine’s bleak vision of skateboard culture in Manhattan during the AIDS crisis.

Korine relished that same outsider spirit in his directorial debut, GUMMO, a darkly comic look at a tornado-torn Ohio town. Despite baffling critics at the time due to its intentionally provocative design, the film was praised by filmmakers Werner Herzog and Gus Van Sant, and eventually achieved cult status. Korine followed up the film in 1999 with the equally uncompromising JULIEN DONKEY-BOY, a poetic and harrowing look at schizophrenia, made in accordance with Lars von Trier’s infamous Dogme 95 manifesto.

In 2007, Korine drew on his childhood experiences living in a commune with the absurdly charming MISTER LONELY, a dreamlike story of a collective of celebrity impersonators. While the film was a shift towards a more polished aesthetic, he returned two years later with the shot-on-video TRASH HUMPERS, a perverse horror film about a loathsome gang of elderly troublemakers, played by Korine and other actors in prosthetic makeup. In the 2010s, Korine set up shop in Florida, directing the neon-soaked SPRING BREAKERS, which follows the outlandish crime-spree of a group of college students, played by Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine. This year, he is set to release his long-awaited Florida Keys-set comedy, THE BEACH BUM, which follows the bohemian adventures of a stoner poet named Moondog and his colorful friends, played by Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Jimmy Buffett, Zac Efron and Martin Lawrence.

Series compiled by Grant Moninger and Will Morris. Program notes by Chris LeMaire and Ben Simington.

We are thrilled to welcome Harmony Korine to the Egyptian Theatre!
Egyptian TheatreTue, Mar 19, 2019 - Wed, Mar 20, 2019
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Tue, Mar 19, 2019 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Wed, Mar 20, 2019 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre