After a slew of positive reviews coming off of the festival circuit (it currently holds a B+ on Criticwire with 24 reviews) and buzz mounting after the first trailers hit the web, A24 has decided to release Harmony Korine’s newest snapshot of insanity “Spring Breakers” a week early, with limited releases is New York and LA. The film will open March 15 in those two cities before expanding nationwide March 22
The same venue will be screening all of Korine’s directorial efforts leading up to the official release of Spring Breakers. To purchase tickets for these screenings go to the venue’s official website by clicking right here. The schedule of the screenings at the musem in New York is shown below:
1. “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” – Skrillex
2. “Rise And Shine Little B***h” – Music by Cliff Martinez & Skrillex
3. “Pretend It’s A Video Game” – Cliff Martinez
4. “With You, Friends (Long Drive)” – Skrillex
5. “Hangin’ With Da Dopeboys” – Dangeruss with James Franco
6. “Bikinis & Big Booties Y’all” – Music by Cliff Martinez & Skrillex
7. “Never Gonna Get This P***y” – Cliff Martinez
8. “Goin’ In (Skrillex Goin’ Down Remix)” – Birdy Nam Nam
9. “F**k This Industry” – Waka Flocka Flame
10. “Smell This Money (Original Mix)” – Skrillex
11. “Park Smoke” – Skrillex
12. “Young N****s” – Gucci Mane (feat. Waka Flocka Flame)
13. “Your Friends Ain’t Gonna Leave With You” – Cliff Martinez
14. “Ride Home” – Skrillex
15. “Big Bank” – Meek Mill, Pill, Torch & Rick Ross (feat. French Montana)
16. “Son Of Scary Monsters” – Music by Cliff Martinez & Skrillex
17. Big ‘Ol Scardy Pants – Cliff Martinez
18. Scary Monsters on Strings – Music by Skrillex
19. Lights – Ellie Goulding
Break it Down: Harmony Korine & His Spring Breakers
Monday, March 11, 12:30PM – 1:30PM
Presenters: Ashley Benson, Harmony Korine (Dir), Rachel Korine (O’Salvation Cine Ltd), Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens
From visionary director Harmony Korine, comes a bold new vision of the seasonal American ritual known as spring break. Korine, joined by his cast, will discuss what it was to film amidst real-life revelers and create one of the most unique cinematic experiences in years. In the tradition of the landmark KIDS and GUMMO, Harmony Korine unleashes a ferocious, feverish, and furiously alive youth quake examining the sights, sounds and sensory overload of a new generation of restless youth. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast, hypnotic visuals by the cinematographer Beonit Debie and a hallucinatory musical score by Cliff Martinez and Skrillex, SPRING BREAKERS is an electryifng pop poem to girls gone wild from the infant terrible of teenage kicks.
The Spanish trailer for the film, along with the Italian trailer that appeared yesterday, today appeared online. You can view it here.
Two years ago I was at home alone for Christmas. My wife Rachel and my daughter Lefty were in New Mexico, and I just started playing around with this idea. I had been collecting spring break imagery for a while, like college kids being debauched and messed up — redneck Riviera imagery. I just started thinking about girls in bikinis robbing people.
I like Michael Mann’s movies a lot. They’re almost better without the sound and dialogue. There’s a graininess and a kind of analog quality to his films, all these tweaked sunsets and impressionistic colors that are tonally psychedelic and rich. You feel like you’ve lived in those places and you’ve met those people. You’ve smelled the smells; you’ve been with those women. But I don’t really reference movies anymore. I’m not a cinephile anymore. I don’t even watch many movies anymore. I did that when I was younger. The great movies, the great works, they live inside you. They live with you. So I’ve never been one of those directors consciously referencing other work. I’m chasing my own dreams, my own ideas — I don’t really waste time with other people’s. I’m not trying to reinvent old movies. I don’t care about that. I want to make something new. I want to invent that shit.
Harmony Korine is featured on the cover of, and is interviewed inside, the February issue of the French magazine So Film. Seeing as I don’t understand French and Google Translate doesn’t help at all, I’ve no idea how you can grab a copy of this, but I’m sure it’s in any good retail store near you that sells magazines…. in France. Check out the front page of the magazine aswell as the badly Google-translated blurb below.
Harmony Korine. receives it home to Nashville and pay a trip by car. Between The Nations dodgy neighborhood, where he lived for many years, and the posh neighborhood of Richland, where he is now installed, Harmony Korine is told while out Spring Breakers his new film. Yes, he has changed, he has aged, he mellowed and became a father, but he continues to love freaks. And great adventures in the slums of American society. Harmony Korine and Strip Spring Breakers at Venice Film Festival
Since early last year we were given snaps of “Alien”, James Franco’s character in Spring Breakers. His braids and tattoos quickly sparked debate online as to who the inspiration behind the character was. Through other onset snaps, we caught a glimpse of local Florida rapper “Dangeruss” and Franco confirmed his participation in the film when speaking to GQ late last year.
Complex Magazine has now done a follow up piece and have given their two cents into the story. Complex felt it necessary to follow up as rumours had been perpetuating that rapper Riff Raff was the main influence. This is however not the case, despite how much Riff Raff has bragged about it.