Gummo in 35mm @ Music Box Theatre, Chicago [from 16 to 18 February]

Gummo in 35mm


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16 - 18
February
23:59 - 01:59

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Music Box Theatre
3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613
Beloved by Werner Herzog and Errol Morris and declared the worst picture of 1997 by the New York Times, Harmony Korine's directorial debut has been a magnet of controversy since its premiere. Detailing the decades-later fallout of a tornado that ripped through the town of Xenia, OH (using Nashville as a stand-in), Korine's décollage takes the form of a series of off-the-rails, black-metal-scored, semi-scripted vignettes concerned with feral, unsupervised youth and the disenfranchised adults who fostered them. In addition to his gift for crafting strong images suffused with a pseudo-ethnographic gutter poetry, Korine excels at casting, populating his film with true homegrown eccentrics, professional skateboarders, former daytime talkshow guests, and cult performer Linda Manz, teenage star of DAYS OF HEAVEN and OUT OF THE BLUE who specialized in playing the sort of wayward waif that would serve as a precursor to GUMMO's out of control juvenile delinquents. 21 years from its initial release, it's still hard to believe that Korine's cat-killing, glue-huffing transgressive masterwork has reached drinking age against all odds.

Presented by The Front Row Presents, hosted by the Music Box Theatre, and sponsored by DAILY GRINDHOUSE and The A.V. Club!
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