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SPRING BREAKERS

Director Harmony Korine
Year 2013
Starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez
Rating R
Run Time 94min
Age Policy

17 and up; Children 5 and up will be allowed only with a parent or guardian. No children under the age of 5 will be allowed.

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"[A] queasy, transfixing experience...a savage social commentary...an apotheosis of the excesses it so spectacularly displays." - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"Harmony's film is totally great in every way." - Amy Taubin, ARTFORUM

"Left-field writer-director Harmony Korine's new picture is quite the weirdest, wildest beast we've seen in this year's Venice competition – a college-kid caper that's not so much a case of Korine moving to the mainstream as him showing us just how woozy and debauched the mainstream can be."Xan Brooks, The Guardian

"Spring Breakers seems to be holding a funhouse mirror up to the face of youth-driven pop culture, leaving us uncertain whether to laugh, recoil in horror, or marvel at its strange beauty. All I knew is I couldn't wait to see it a second time." - Scott Foundas, The Village Voice

There’s not much you can say about SPRING BREAKERS that will/should make any logical sense.

It’s written and directed by Harmony Korine (GUMMO, MISTER LONELY) whose films shed a rare light on America’s dysfunctional, nihilistic, and sociopathic population. His work is difficult to digest and even harder to ignore.

Korine’s latest, SPRING BREAKERS, feels decidedly different than anything the filmmaker has ever done. For us at the Drafthouse, it's the most anticipated movie so far this year.

The story follows four college girls who want to get away from their empty dorm during spring break. The problem is they have no money. After robbing a restaurant the girls go off to hit the beach and live the spring break of their dreams.

There the cops bust them, but luckily a local gangster, Alien (James Franco), is there to bail ‘em out and make the girls part of his entourage.

Korine uses the colorful backdrop of spring break to juxtapose the ugliness lying underneath it all. His film boldly marries entertainment, art, social commentary and stylized action.

The result is crazy, original, toxic, and mind blowing. (R.J. LaForce)

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