- Harmony Korine's new film captures the complexities of gender, violence, and the sex-drenched scene known as spring break.
- Tell Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, Say, "You're Sorry" or say "Good-bye."
Ayesha Adamo, AlterNet
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March 21, 2013 | During the month of spring-break reveling, on the weekend of St. Paddy’s debauchery and precisely on the epic Friday of the Ides of March, Harmony Korine’s new film, Spring Breakers, made its limited-release debut in New York and LA. And quite a debut it was: the film pulled in $270,000 from showings in only three US theaters, a limited-release record for 2013. As the film expands its reach from three to about 1,000 theaters this coming weekend, it looks like these sunbathing revelers can expect serious dolla bills, y’all.
But beyond the box office success, for a man Werner Herzog deemed “The future of American cinema,” it looks like the future is here. Korine playing spring break is like Gould playing Goldberg: the work of a great master. In fact, it’s so masterful that unlike Korine’s directorial debut, Gummo, you don’t necessarily need to really “get” Spring Breakers to enjoy it. There’s a bit more leeway this time, no doubt due in part to the fact that Breakers is fueled by the annual American beach phenomenon that famously gyrates its irreverent hips through Florida, and not by a tornado that gyrated through a small town in Ohio in 1974, with barely any lasting fanfare at all. We’re Americans, and we’re choosy about which disasters hold our attention. Well, that and we like to see Disney stars being naughty.
Tell Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, Say, "You're Sorry" or say "Good-bye." CredoAction
- To: Speaker of the House Paul Thissen and Minority Leader Kurt Daudt
- Sign the peition: State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen (R-Glencoe) must apologize for the homophobic and racist comments he has made to the press and in the legislature.