SITE UPDATE

September 11, 2010
The site has been updated. What you're viewing now is an older version of the site that is no longer updated. The current site can be found here:

http://www.harmony-korine.com/news/


TRASH HUMPERS DVD/VHS/ETC RELEASE

September 11, 2010

Trash Humpers is scheduled for release on DVD in the UK through Warp and Alcove Entertainment on September 20, with details on the film's official site here. Warp/Alcove are also offering VHS copies individually customised and signed by Korine in a limited edition of 300, examples of which can be seen here. As well, 35mm theatrical film prints are being offered in a limited edition of 5. Each print case is customised by Korine (see here).

The US release through Drag City is officially set for September 21. Orders can be made on Drag City's site here. For a time Drag City was offering DVDs signed by Korine but these are now sold out.

Both the US and UK releases feature as DVD extras the short films Blood of Havana (3 mins) and Mac and Plak (20 mins) as well as 18 minutes of deleted scenes. A 24-page booklet is also included with both releases.

Information on upcoming screenings and other details can still be found on the film's official site: trashhumpers.com.


AN UPDATE ON THE SITE'S PROGRESS

September 11, 2010

It was previously noted that the site would be revised and up-to-date by the end of August but this date has now passed without any change. At this time, we'll speculate that all updates will be in place by the end of November at the latest.

TRASH HUMPERS UPDATES

June 29, 2010

Trash Humpers has an official website that can be found at trashhumpers.com, with regular updates on the film and where it'll be playing.

Warp Films and Alcove Entertainment are handling the distribution of Trash Humpers in the UK, where the film opened on June 18. Dates for the UK screenings, which according to the press release will take place at "cinemas, galleries, music festivals and adult cinemas," can be found on the Warp website here. A UK DVD release is set for September 20 (pre-order here). A digital download will also be available at that date as well as a limited edition VHS release customized and hand-signed by Harmony Korine.

Drag City are releasing the film in the US, with many of their dates given on the front page of trashhumpers.com. Drag City have also released the film's soundtrack in various formats, details for which you can find on their website here. For an idea of what you might receive exactly with one of these 'hand-filthed' copies, see here.


THE LACK OF UPDATES

June 29, 2010

The site is currently behind on a number of things and has gone by without proper updates for close to a year now. We apologise for this. These problems come to be because the site is at this time maintained and updated by a single person. For an individual, keeping on top of things here is at times quite overwhelming and bothersome, particularly around the release of a new film as now. However, in time the site will be revised so that select others will be able to easily update the news and with that these long periods of site inactivity should hopefully come to an end. We expect this update to be in place by the end of August.

MAC AND PLAK / THE DIRTY ONES

January 11, 2010

Mac and Plak, a new short film by Harmony Korine, as well as The Dirty Ones, directed by Brent Stewart, will be screening together on January 30 as part of the Projections film festival. The festival will take place in Culver City, California, from January 16 through to February 20. Admission is free for all screenings. For more information visit the website here.

The premise of Mac and Plak, which has previously played elsewhere, is given on the Projections website as so:

Mak And Plak is set in an anonymous basement where two Siamese brothers berate each other over and over while a man with a prosthetic face masturbates and attempts to have sex with a refrigerator. Chaos ensues. Constructed from outtakes from Korine's most recent feature film, Trash Humpers.

TRASH HUMPERS PICTURES, CLIPS AND DATES

September 11, 2009

A promotional spot for Trash Humpers can be found on YouTube here or downloaded here (.mp4/1.9MB). A number of new pictures from the film are can also be found here and indieWIRE has an exclusive clip on their site here, as well as a short quote from Korine concerning the film:

I remember when I was a child there was a small group of elderly people who would hang out in the back alleys and under bridges by my house. They always seemed to be getting drunk and dancing. One night I looked out my bedroom window and saw a group of them humping trash cans and laughing. It sounded like they were speaking a strange invented language. This is a movie about them.
In addition to the TIFF screenings, the dates for which you can find here, Trash Humpers is now known to be playing at the New York Film Festival in early October and the London Film Festival in late October.


TRASH HUMPERS

August 7, 2009

The Toronto International Film Festival will host the world premiere of Trash Humpers, a new feature film by Harmony Korine. Trash Humpers has been described as a "handheld video of a loser-gang cult-freak collective who do antisocial things in a non-narrative way, except for the song-and-dance numbers." The Toronto International Film Festival this year takes place over September 10 - 19.

The announcement of the premiere is the first news we've had of this film.


CRUTCHNAP

August 7, 2009

Harmony Korine is one of 42 contributors to the project ONEDREAMRUSH, a creation of the New Zealand vodka company 42Below that invites various individuals to create 42-second videos exploring dreams. Other contributors to ONEDREAMRUSH include Kenneth Anger, David Lynch, Leos Carax, Larry Clark, Jonas Mekas, and Gaspar Noe. In time all of the films are to feature on the project's website here. Korine's part, titled Crutchnap, has already been made public and can now be found here (.mov/56MB).


MORE NEWS AND OTHER UPDATES

August 7, 2009

Harmony Korine was interviewed by Boards for two articles that appeared on their site in June. You can find these here and here. A May 26 interview from Creativity Online can also be found here. A number of new images have been added to the site here, too.

Beautiful Losers, a documentary on a particular groups of artists that includes Korine, is scheduled for release on R2 (UK) DVD on August 24. The film also has a R4 (Australia) release date of October 21.

An interview with Korine appears in The Reel Truth: Everything You Didn't Know You Need to Know about Making an Independent Film, a new book by Reed Martin. An interview with Martin about his book can be found here. Talking of his interview with Korine there, Reed says, "[He] really doesn’t do interviews. He was tough to get and I got him." The Reel Truth is available on Amazon.com here.


LIBERTY MUTUAL

August 7, 2009

Harmony Korine has directed a series of Liberty Mutual commercials that began airing on TV in the US last May. The ads, as described in The New York Times article here, "center on the members of a fictional family, the Marlowes, as they tackle issues ranging from coping with the recession to disciplining errant children." Ten of the ads, what may be the entire run, are available for download in .mp4 format here:

Update (September 15, 2009):

We've unfortunately had to remove all the videos due to a copyright complaint. Some may return in the future.


DEVILS AND BABIES / PIGXOTE / MISTER LONELY

August 7, 2009

In February Nieves released Devils and Babies, a 20-page black-and-white photocopied zine by Harmony Korine that comprises of drawings, notes and stories. It was published in an edition of 150 and is now sold out. A scan of the entire book can be found here (.pdf/2.2MB).

Nieves also recently published Pigxote, a 96-page softcover book featuring images from Korine's exhibition of the same name. It can currently be purchased online from various stores, including Amazon.com here and Nieves here. As well, limited edition signed photographs from the Pigxote exhibition are on offer at the online store for the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery here.

Printed Matter is also currently offering signed copies of the Mister Lonely screenplay book for US $40 here.


NEW YORK SCREENING: THE DIRTY ONES AND THE LONELY

May 28, 2009

Brent Stewart's short film The Dirty Ones and his documentary The Lonely, which follows the making of Mister Lonely, will both be playing at Barbés in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, on June 1. The screenings are part of the Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series. For more information about the event visit the website here.


THE DIRTY ONES / BIG RIVER MAN / LEFTY KORINE

December 15, 2008

Brent Stewart's The Dirty Ones has been selected for the short film program of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The Dirty Ones is one of 96 short films selected from a pool of 5,632 entries for next year's competition. The film, running for ten-minutes and shot with a Red One camera, stars Rachel Korine and Raven Dunn as "two Mennonite sisters are traveling throughout Southern states with the body of their dead grandmother lying in the trunk bed." The trailer for the film can be found here.

James Clauer, director of The Aluminum Fowl (2006), will also be present at Sundance next year, with John Maringouin's Big River Man (2008), for which Clauer acted as cinematographer, screening in the World Cinema Documentary Competition along with sixteen other films. Big River Man is a feature length documentary about endurance swimmer Martin Strel. The film's official site can be found here.

A short article about the two films, posted on Nashville Scene on December 11, can be read here. The article includes a short comment from Clauer. The article also reports Harmony and Rachel Korine's child, born in late November or early December, has the name Lefty.


INTERVIEWS / PICTURES

December 15, 2008

Pictures of Harmony Korine from the Autumn/Winter issue of Supreme have been added to the site here. The magazine, we are told now, also features an interview with Korine. The interview is published in Japanese. Thanks to sbellow and oops.

The December issue of Interview features an interview with William Eggleston conducted by Korine. The interview can be found here. Several more recent interviews have been adding to the site: BlackBook (December); Home Media Magazine (November); Village Voice (November); Nylon (November); and Mr Skin (November). Thanks to baal and Lusher.


PIGXOTE POSTER / BOOK
December 15, 2008

The poster for the upcoming Pigxote exhibition has been added to the site here. Pigxote is an exhibition that will be appearing at Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery (Nashville, Tennessee) between January 8 and February 26, 2009.

A limited-edition companion book to the exhibition, published by Nieves, will be available in January through the gallery and specialty stores elsewhere.


MAGAZINES AND MORE

November 13, 2008

Harmony Korine is on the cover of the Autumn/Winter issue of Supreme, currently available here. Korine will also be featured in the December/January issue of BlackBook for, according to the magazine, a "full-blown look back at his drug-addled days, cop encounters, and best lies." In preparation for the feature, BlackBook asked Korine, in an item on their website here, what his favorite nightlife spots are, to which he responded:

I only eat fudge when I stay in New York, and I only drink Sprite while I’m in Los Angeles. I never eat out in restaurants for fear of earthquakes and food poison. I only stay at transient hotels that rent by the hour. The last place I stayed had a blood stain on my pillow in the shape of the Virgin Mary.
There will also be an article on Korine in the December issue of Dazed & Confused, with further details of the magazine on their website here.

On YouTube at the moment there's a somewhat awkward interview Korine here. This interview was conducted on the same night as the Brandon Langely video from July 25.

In an interview with Silver Jews' David Berman, appearing on LAist on September 28, Berman mentions that Korine is assisting him with the writing of a screenplay he later hopes to sell.

Three new pictures have been added to the site here, here and here.


THE COLLECTED FANZINES

November 13, 2008

The Collected Fanzines is now available for pre-order through Drag City (US) here and Norman Records (UK) here and here. Detailed pictures of the The Collected Fanzines have also been added to the site here. Thanks to Will H.


AARON ROSE INTERVIEW
November 13, 2008

In the current issue of Paperback there's an interview with Aaron Rose in which his upcoming Harmony Korine retrospective book is mentioned, saying of its progress, "I have a hard-drive full of his work, it's all there, we just need to start laying it out." The magazine also features two pages of images by Korine (here and here) along with a page of photographs of a young Korine in 1995, taken by Ari Marcopoulos (here).

In the interview Rose is at one point asked about how how Korine is often portrayed as an eccentric and whether that's truthful, to which he answers, giving more details of the retrospective book:

To be honest, he's not that far off. Harmony is Harmony. Obviously he's a human being, he's not a cartoon as he sometimes comes off in the press, but his personality is his personality and he can be pretty out there! Even on a personal level. When you get to know someone, it's just like anything, it's not weird anymore. I don't even notice it until I'm with him somewhere and I see other people's reaction and think, "he is acting strange!" You get used to it - people are who they are. I think in Harmony's case, sure he is an eccentric but all artists are, and that's what's magic about that guy. His mind processes information differently than other people, that's why he can come up with some of the things that he comes up with.

There's another side of him of course, he's a human being trying to maneuver through life and figure out what's next and - especially in the world that he is in, making the kind of films that he makes - it can be a treacherous path. Sometimes he can get very real about it, he's not joking around all the time but you know, Harmony is Harmony.

Anyway, his book will be amazing and if it's not published through Alleged Press then we'll find somebody else who's interested to put it out. The work is just too good! It will definitely happen.

That project has taken us a bit longer to get around to; Harmony had a fire at his house in Connecticut a few years back and thought that all of his possessions were burned! Only recently, he found these plastic tubs full of artwork, photographs and writings; they're all burned around the edges which is going to make his retrospective book really interesting because half of the material is going to have water stains and burn marks on it.
Rose is hoping to release the retrospective book in Autumn 2009. Thanks to acid.

UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US

October 19, 2008

Until The Light Takes Us will have its world premiere at the American Film Institute Festival on Friday, October 31, at 7:30PM. The screening will take place at the ArcLight Theater in Los Angeles and will be followed by a second screening on November 5 (Wednesday, 3:00PM) at Mann's Chinese Theater. Until The Light Takes Us is a feature-length documentary on the black metal scene in Norway, directed by Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell. The film features an interview with Harmony Korine. For more information about the film and where else it may be playing see the MySpace page here.


THE COLLECTED FANZINES
September 28, 2008

Harmony Korine's The Collected Fanzines is scheduled to be released by Drag City on November 18. The Collected Fanzines is a compilation of eight fanzines made by Korine (sometimes in collaboration with Mark Gonzales) in the 1990s. The eight titles to be included in the release are My Friend or Sheep Boy, Adulthood, Adulthood 2, Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting, Foster Homes and Gardens, Humor, Pocahontas Monthly and Hümer. The collection will be available in two editions, one a trade paperback and the other a deluxe boxset containing exact reproductions of the original releases (that is, each fanzine separate). The Drag City press release for The Collected Fanzines, with its introduction by Korine, can be found here (pdf). For further information see the page on the site here. More information should also appear on the Drag City website as the release date approaches.


MISTER LONELY DVD INFORMATION
September 28, 2008

Mister Lonely is currently on DVD in Australia, where it was released on July 16. The Australian release features as extras the film's trailer, forty-minutes of deleted scenes and a ten-minute documentary on the production. The UK DVD, originally scheduled for release on July 28, has been delayed due to the collapse of Tartan UK. No release date for that region is currently known. Mister Lonely came out on DVD in Japan on August 8. It is not known what extras feature on the Japanese DVD. In Canada the film was released on DVD earlier this month, on September 16, and in the US the DVD is scheduled to be released on November 18, with Amazon currently taking pre-orders here.


MAGAZINES

September 28, 2008

Further details and images for Pigxtras, the Harmony Korine book included in the Fall/Winter 2008 issue of Purple, have been added to the site here. From the Spring/Summer 2008 Purple comes the images here, here, here and here. The Fall 2008 issue of Tokion features at interview with Korine and Mark Gonzales, a photo from which can be found here. There is also a new picture of Korine here. A good deal of thanks to Jesus' Son and Lusher.


NEW SCREENPLAY / A BABY

September 8, 2008

Harmony Korine and his wife Rachel were seen on September 6 at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, where Crispin Glover was presenting his film What Is It? (2005), participating in a questions-and-answers session, signing books and showing his slideshow presentation Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show. Korine and Rachel were seen talking with Glover for a time during the book signing. Brandon Langley, who interviewed Korine this past July and also happened to be at the event, spoke with Korine for a moment too, where Korine said that he was close to finishing a new screenplay. Rachel Korine, who was said to be visibly pregnant, is due with child in December, Korine also said.

PIGXTRAS: THE HARMONY KORINE PURPLE BOOK
September 2, 2008

Jesus' Son from the forum has provided the picture below, which is the cover of Pigxtras, a supplement by Harmony Korine that is included with the Fall/Winter 2008 issue of Purple, out now.


PIGXOTE
August 29, 2008

From January 8 through to February 26, 2009, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee) will feature an exhibtion by Harmony Korine entitled Pigxote. The university's website (link) provides the following information on the event:

This exhibition will cull together a number of photographs from Korine’s private files in order to reveal a side of the artist’s creative process that remains largely unexamined. Depicting an unnamed, mysterious young girl moving through a televised landscape of shifting contexts, Pigxote further illustrates Korine’s interest in replacing plot lines and expected narrative tropes with intuitively arranged "experiential moments." They also provide a unique insight into the poetic mind of Nashville’s most compelling prodigal son.
The Fall/Winter 2008 issue of Purple includes Pigxtras, a supplement by Korine, which going by name may relate to this exhibition. Thanks to Brandon Langley.

INTERVIEWS / PICTURES

August 29, 2008

An interview with Harmony Korine from the July 2008 issue of Bizarre is on the site here. Another interview from the same month's issue of Brooklyn Rail can also be found here (credit to Lusher for both). Thanks to Alaric we have a short article from Rolling Stone in 1995 here; and from the October 1997 issue of Wired comes the article here (thanks to Will Harm).

A number of new pictures can be found on the following gallery pages: Mister Lonely, julien donkey-boy, Harmony Korine and Others / Various. Thanks to acid, Lusher and axepuzzles.




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