DIRECTOR: HARMONY KORINE
CAST: WERNER HERZOG, EWEN BREMNER, CHLOË SEVIGNY
Following up his flyover country-set debut, Korine focused his attention on a little pocket of parochial
isolation and dysfunction right here in New York City, working with lo-fi MiniDV and within the bounds of the restrictive Dogme ’95 credo to create a family melodrama set in deepest Queens, where tyrannical patriarch Werner Herzog (a Gummo superfan) lords his authority over his schizophrenic son Julien (Ewen Bremner) and Julien’s protective sister (Chloë Sevigny). Sparring matches with plastic trash cans appear amidst restless experimentation with the lightweight digital camera, in a film haunted by persecutory energy and a junky beauty.
Screening with No More Workhorse Blues (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) + Thornstons ‘Stuck’ + Living Proof (Cat Power)