After Harmony Korine wrote the script for Kids, Larry Clark’s ’90s skate-culture masterpiece, within alleged three weeks, everybody fell in love with him. But unlike other underground heroes, he wasn’t consumed and eaten alive by the industry; actually quite the opposite.
In 1997 Korine wrote and directed Gummo. Set in a small town in Ohio, which got hit by a tornado in the ’70s and hadn’t recovered from that incident, it tells the story of adolescents growing up sniffing glue, hunting cats and all kinds of other obscurities. The film features mostly amateur actors with the exception of Linda Manz and Chloe Sevigny (who also designed the costumes), it also has one of the greatest eclectic soundtracks ever.
So take our advice and go see it on Tuesday, December 20th, 2012, at the Filmmuseum in Vienna on the big screen. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.