Writer and director Harmony Korine is perhaps best known, at least by me, for his 1997 film, Gummo, which is now a cult classic among indie kids and hip sociopaths everywhere. Korine's latest, Trash Humpers, caused a stir at SXSW this year and has been described by Dallas film reviewer Chase Whale GordonandtheWhale.com as "weird people doing weird shit while humping trash cans and trees." Yup. That about sums it up. The film was shot and edited on VHS, and the story follows the shocking actions of a small group of elderly--or perhaps fake elderly--people. And, be aware, Dallasites, that you only have one chance to see this film on the big screen here in Big D: The Oak Cliff Foundation is teaming up with GordonandtheWhale.com to bring you a local screening of the film 8 p.m. Saturday at The Texas Theater, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. Tickets are $7 and will be available the day of the show. And, again, this is the only Dallas showing of the film, so don't blow it. If you feel up for it, RSVP for the screening on the "Trash Humpers @ Texas Theatre" Facebook event page. For more information, visit GordonandtheWhale.com or OakCliffFoundation.org.
Sat., July 31, 2010