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"On the Edge of Paradise" The films of HARMONY KORINE: MISTER LONELY

  • 18 Aug 2016
  • 8:50 PM - 10:45 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
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THU, AUG 18, 8:50p:

“On the Edge of Paradise”

HARMONY KORINE

MISTER LONELY

Directed by HARMONY KORINE/2007/112mins.

With Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, Denis Levant, Werner Herzog,

James Fox, Leos Carax, Rachel Korine


Following an eight-year hiatus, Harmony Korine returns triumphantly with Mister Lonely, a more traditionally structured drama than his previous experiments, Gummo and Julien Donkey Boy. In this far-fetched fairy tale, a Michael Jackson impersonator (Diego Luna) living in Paris is invited by a Marilyn Monroe look-alike (Samantha Morton) to join her commune of misfits in a remote Scottish castle. Upon arrival, Michael meets the likes of Charlie Chaplin (Denis Lavant), Abe Lincoln, Madonna, the Queen of England (Anita Pallenberg), and the Pope (James Fox), who is usually drunk. As each film of Korine's is unique in structure and approach, Mister Lonely has been long anticipated and will prod fans to guess what Korine has up his sleeve next. -Trinie Dalton

“Korine is finding his way toward artistic greatness by searching his soul. It's possible that the man in the mirror is him.”

-Westley Morris, Boston Globe


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