Trash Humpers

Fri & Sat, April 5 & 6
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1hr 28mins // directed by:Harmony Korine

Love it or hate it, Harmony Korine's 2009 exposé about a group of sociopathic elderly people in Nashville, Tennessee has to be seen to be believed. Los Angeles Times stringer Robert Abele, who wrote the most positive review of the film in 2009, had this to say:

Underground cinema imp Harmony Korine's latest freaky dispatch from America's rancid subculture is "Trash Humpers," a gnarly bleat about a tightly knit gang of elderly street denizens, whose recorded antics — vandalism, peeping, dragging baby dolls around on bikes and, yes, violating garbage bins — are presented as a "found" videotaped artifact of secret misfithood. (The cast is Korine and company in extra-wrinkly old-age makeup.)

Stripped of the forced sentimentality that jarred as much as the outré imagery did in his previous films (whi