Back at SXSW, I caught Harmony Korine’s TRASH HUMPERS. If you read my review, then you discovered two facts: this movie brings new meaning to the phrase “What The Fuck?,” and I really liked it, which might say something about me. Shortly after seeing the film, I interviewed Harmony about it and various things happening in his life. He also drew me a poem and it was all caught on video. Only with Harmony Korine can you expect the unexpected during an interview.
Last week Marc Lee from The Texas Theater emailed me and asked if we wanted to co-host/co-sponsor the Dallas premiere of TRASH HUMPERS. The one thing that ups this already awesome factor is this: this will be the only Dallas showing of the film. I’ve made a facebook event that has all the details you’ll need to know. Select “attending” if you plan on coming so we can get an idea of who might be showing up (I hope to see all your pretty faces). If you just wanna see what this is all about, hit the hump (tee hee) to read the official press release.
The Texas Theater and GordonAndtheWhale.com present the Dallas Premiere and one-time only screening of Harmony Korine’s controversial TRASH HUMPERS.
Plus: The award-winning June lineup
for the “Movies at The Texas” screening series.
JUNE 7, 2010—The Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff and co-host GordonAndTheWhale.com will show the Dallas premiere of Harmony Korine’s hotly debated film TRASH HUMPERS. The one-time-only screening takes place on Saturday, July 31 at the historic Oak Cliff theater, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Korine’s films as a director and writer (KIDS, GUMMO, JULIEN DONKEY-BOY) have always stirred debate, and TRASH HUMPERS is no exception. Famed director told the New York Times, “[Korine’s] a very clear voice of a generation of filmmakers that is taking a new position.”
TRASH HUMPERS follows a small group of elderly “Peeping Toms” through the shadows and margins of an unfamiliar world. Crudely documented by the participants themselves, we follow the debased and shocking actions of a group of true sociopaths the likes of have never been seen. Inhabiting a world of broken dreams, and beyond the limits of morality, they crash against a torn and frayed America. Bordering on an ode to vandalism, it is a new type of horror—palpable and raw.
Tickets $7 available day of show.
JUNE SCHEDULE FOR MOVIES AT THE TEXAS
Mondays (Spanish with English subtitles)
June 14: El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth)
June 21: Voy A Explotar (I’m Gonna Explode)
June 15: Easy Rider, in honor of Dennis Hopper
June 22: Dead Man
June 29: Facebook Fan’s Favorite David Lynch movie
(We’ll be putting up a poll soon. Come to our page and VOTE!)
GATW’s review of TRASH HUMPERS
GATW’s interview with Harmony Korine
TRASH HUMPERS trailer