Gummo (1997) and Release the Flying Monkeys (2011)
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‘A few years ago a Tornado hit this place. Oliver found a leg on his roof. I saw a girl fly through the sky, and I looked up her skirt’
In this elliptical ensemble piece, which marks the directorial debut of indie bad boy Harmony Korine, the teens of tornado-scarred Xenia, OH, kill cats, tape their boobies, arm-wrestle, bathe, cross-dress, huff glue, avoid perverts, pay to have sex with retarded girls, lift makeshift dumbbells to the strains of Madonna's "Like a Prayer," fight, cuss, shave their eyebrows, undergo cancer treatment, euthanize senior citizens, and pee on passing cars. A hallucinatory barrage of images and scenarios with little in the way of traditional plot, Gummo has been variously described as a surrealist joke, a visual poem, and a worm's-eye view of white-trash suffering.
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Special Interest
Running time: 1 hr. 28 min.
Directed By: Harmony Korine
Written By: Harmony Korine
Stars: Nick Sutton, Jacob Sewell and Lara Tosh
Release the Flying Monkeys (2011)
A Film London developed and Roundtable Films/Seaweed Films produced short film in 2010. Set in East London, it’s made by the multi award-winning (KIDS MIGHT FLY 2009) team.
Two fanatical Eastern European girls come to the fashionable East London to prepare for Jesus' return, by performing a 'homemade' exorcism on a tortoise that listens to death metal.
A completely original idea, this film is a parody about modern London lives and about the chemical reaction between different cultures and ethnicities in London – exciting, funny, and a vision of the future.
BFI London Film Festival UK 2010
Leeds International Film Festival UK 2010 (Best of British Short nomination)
London Short Film Festival UK 2011
International Film Festival Breda, Netherlands 2011
East End Film Festival UK 2011
Hamburg International Short Film Festival 2011 ( International Competition)
Written and directed by Alex Taylor
Running Time: 9m 26secs