NEW IMAGES SURFACE FROM “LOTUS COMMUNITY CENTER”

Hey U Guys has posted up on it’s website some new images from the set of the new Harmony Korine and Val Kilmer project “Lotus Community Center”. The site states that Korine is not the only director to participate in the project, which has been commissioned by Grolsch Film Works – more popular for their beer. The other two directors are Jan Kwiecinski and Alexei Fedorchenko.

Korine made a statement to the site, saying:

I’m really excited to make a film with Grolsch Film Works. It’s a great chance to experiment and make something amazing. The idea of these three films working together under one central idea is great. I think it’s gonna turn out really nice. I’m very excited about it.”

Kilmer also added:

I’ve never been more nervous during a comedy, and I’ve truly never been treated with more respect and pure love. [Korine] wrote me the role of a lifetime. Truly. He loves to make mistakes. He makes the actor love to make them with him. I would die for him.

The images from the site are shown below:

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KILLA KLAN 1 & 2

Two new paintings from Harmony Korine titled “Killa Klan” and “Killa Klan 2″ via Exhibition A.

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“LOTUS COMMUNITY CENTER” HARMONY KORINE/VAL KILMER

Actor Val Kilmer has announced (via his Tumblr page) that he is about to begin work on an experimental project in collaboration with Harmony Korine. The project is currently entitled “Lotus Community Center” and Kilmer will be playing the lead character “Hector”, whom Korine described as “WORST motivational speaker on earth”. Filming starts in Nashville on August 11th.

A quote from Kilmer’s Tumblr page with more information about the project:

I am about to create an experimental film with Harmony Korine here in Nashville, where we are rehearsing and where we will film on the 11th of August in a roller skating rink. I will be playing Hector. Harmony says of the character, “I don’t know if he’s ‘crazy’ – I don’t know if I know what that word means anymore… He’s the WORST motivational speaker on earth. That’s for sure.” We went last night to visit Dan Auerbach and friends, of BLACK KEYS fame. He was recording a beautiful woman’s record, but I didn’t catch her name. We soaked up the soul- but not even NASHVILLE’S finest can save HECTOR- motivational speaker sponsored by the -LOTUS COMMUNITY CENTER- (the current title, for our experimental film).

Harmony and I met a couple of years ago in New York with his lovely wife Rachel, and have been talking about a project ever since. This looney monologue is the first opportunity that materialized.

Kilmer also posted an image of Korine on his site a day later.

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THE MALE GAZE – MACCARONE GALLERY NYC

Harmony Korine, among others, is currently showing work in the Richardson Magazine presented exhibition, The Male Gaze, up at Maccarone Gallery in NYC. Other artists displaying work include  Nate Lowman, Adam McEwen, Leigh Ledare, and Otto Muehl.

[via Juxtapoz.com]

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“REBEL” BILLBOARD SPOTTED IN CALIFORNIA

Showbiz411 have posted up a photo of a Billboard advertising a project involving Harmony Korine and James Franco – first reported on this site in Late March.

From Showbiz411:

James Franco‘s short film, called “Rebel,” may make to the Venice Biennale after all. Or to the Venice Film Festival. Or to Venice, California. Late actor Brad Renfro has something to do with it, as you can see from the billboard on Sunset Boulevard. Franco had Renfro’s name cut into his arm. This is the evidence. At least he just had “Brad” carved. (It could also be Pitt.) The film is an art installation concerning James Dean, whom Franco played a decade ago. Gucci’s backing it.

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HARMONY KORINE INTERVIEWS ARTIST “JOSH SMITH”

Josh Smith talks to his good friend and fellow Tennessean Harmony Korine about being an artist—and the struggles that lie therein. via Interview Magazine.

Photo: Josh Smith in his studio in New York, February 2011.

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ON THE SET OF REBEL

A series of pictures from the set of Rebel have been posted on pasunautre.com here and here.

Rebel at this time is planned to screen at the 54th Venice Biennale, which opens in June.

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REBEL VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE

A video from the set of Rebel, the Harmony Korine / James Franco project, has been uploaded to YouTube here. This is the video that was posted on Franco’s Twitter, first reported on the site here, and then deleted a short time later for unknown reasons.

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HARMONY KORINE / JAMES FRANCO VIDEO

James Franco has posted to Twitter a preview of his project with Harmony Korine. The video that was linked (here) features a Notorious B.I.G. song as soundtrack but a video without the song can also be found here.

The Franco / Korine project, going by the end of the video, seems to be titled Rebel.

UPDATE: The videos have for some reason been removed.

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UMSHINI WAM INTERVIEW / PHOTOS

Vice recently spoke with Harmony Korine and Die Antwoord’s Ninja and Yolandi Visser for an interview that you can find on their site here. Vice have also posted a number of pictures from the production of Umshini Wam, taken by Rachel Korine, here. A few other photos can be found on our forum here.

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