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Harmony Korine’s TRASH HUMPERS might make you sick, but in a good way

SXSW Presents: TRASH HUMPERS - Monday 6/28-Wednesday 6/30 at 7:00pm @Ritz Advance tickets available here

To be honest, I'm not really sure what TRASH HUMPERS is. The trailer, which knocks my bloody socks off every time I see it, is actually terrifying. I'm not saying that lightly, as one might say about a run-of-the-mill horror film. This little bit or craziness makes me uncomfortable, like I'm watching something that is evil. And I like it.

The word that seems to be circulating among the critics is "nightmare." The film seems to capture something unconscious but definitely frightening. "TRASH HUMPERS follows a small group of elderly semi-mutants through the shadows and margins of an unfamiliar world," SXSW writes.

The film comes from the twisted mind of Harmony Korine, the auteur-provocateur who is responsible for KIDS, GUMMO, JULIEN DONKEY-BOY, and MISTER LONELY. His films are oft-despised for their upsetting aesthetic and unconventional, seemingly nonsensical flourishes, yet even his detractors cannot deny his ability to make a distressing picture. He is a master of the craft of unrest.

His new movie has gotten a lot of buzz, including a heap of controversy at our own SXSW. Some say this is his best picture in years, others walked out in disgust. What's it going to be for you?

Get your tickets for this great show now.

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