Previously at the ICA - Films
16 Jan 2016
London Short Film Festival celebrates a true original of cinema. Following a festival tradition of filmmakers who's work we find inspiring and exciting, we wanted to hold a magnifying glass up to Harmony Korine, to see how his work fits into the current climate, particularly the influence of Gummo. Over the 13 years of LSFF, we've seen a number of filmmakers whom we can see parallels to Korine in their work, such as Andrea Arnold, and both Joern Utkilen and Fyzal Boulifa (both screening retrospectives at this year's Festival).
We hope the Korine Weekender of screenings and discussion will inspire more filmmakers to be true to their visions.
LSFFs Philip Ilson thinks Gummo one of the best films ever made! See if you agree.
Screening from VHS.
"Xenia, Ohio. A few years ago, a tornado hit this place. It killed the people, left and right. Dogs died. Cats died. Houses were split open, and you could see necklaces hanging from branches of trees. People's legs and neck bones were sticking out. Oliver found a leg on his roof. A lot of people's fathers died, and were killed by the great tornado. I saw a girl fly through the sky, and I looked up her skirt. Her skull was smashed. And some kids died. My neighbor was killed in that house. He used to ride bikes and three-wheelers. They never found his head. I always thought that was funny. People died in Xenia."