Korine’s outside- the-norm films play at Harvard

Director Harmony Korine (below right) and his films “Spring Breakers” (above, from left, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, and Vanessa Hudgens) and “Trash Humpers.”
Director Harmony Korine (below right) and his films “Spring Breakers” (above, from left, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, and Vanessa Hudgens) and “Trash Humpers.” Credit: Clockwise from top: Michael Muller/A24; Invision/AP/file 2013; Warp Films and Alcove Entertainment

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My film reviews seldom get blurbed. Whether that is a testament to turgid prose or relative unimportance, I don’t know. An exception was my review of Harmony Korine’s 2010 film, “Trash Humpers.” On the cover of one of the DVD releases is a quote from my negative assessment: “A gang of elderly morons have sex with garbage. What more can I say about ‘Trash Humpers’?”

Though I don’t have much to say about “Trash Humpers,” Korine himself might, and you can hear for yourself when he appears at the 7 pm screening of that film on March 3, the last film to be shown in his ten-day retrospective, “Harmony & Anarchy” at the Harvard Film Archive. The series starts Friday.

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