Harmony Korine

Harmony Korine

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1973-01-04 (48 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Bolinas, California, United States

38 Movies · 2 TV shows

Also Known As: ハーモニー・コリン · 하모니 코린

Biography

Harmony Korine (born January 4, 1973) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, author, artist, photographer and skateboarder. He is best known for writing Kids (1995) and for writing and directing Gummo (1997), Julien Donkey-Boy (1999), Mister Lonely (2007) and Spring Breakers (2012). His film Trash Humpers (2009) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the main prize, the DOX Award, at the CPH:DOX. In 2019, Korine directed his first project in six years, The Beach Bum.

Personal Life

Korine met Chloë Sevigny in Washington Square Park in New York City during her senior year of high school in 1993. The two became close friends, which resulted in her being cast in the low-budget independent film Kids (1995). They had a romantic relationship that ended in the early 2000s though they are still friends. He is now married to actress Rachel Simon, with whom he has two children.

Early Life

Korine was born in Bolinas, California, the son of Eve and Sol Korine. His family is Jewish. His father was a tapdancer and produced documentaries for PBS in the 1970s about an "array of colorful Southern characters"; he would take Korine to carnivals and circuses and taught him how to use a Bolex camera. As a child, Korine watched movies with his father, who rented Buster Keaton films and took him to see Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) in the theater. Korine reminisces, "I knew there was a poetry in cinema that I had never seen before that was so powerful."Korine spent his early childhood in the San Francisco Bay Area living with his family on a commune. In the early 1980s, they relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, where he attended Hillsboro High School before moving to New York City to live with his grandmother. As a teenager, Korine spent his summers in San Francisco, "skateboarding, living on rooftops, running away from my parents, getting in fights. You know, girls. At that point I was just getting into movies, but the idea of making films happened later in high school." He began frequenting revival theaters, watching films by John Cassavetes, Werner Herzog, Jean-Luc Godard, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Alan Clarke. In an interview with Bruce LaBruce, Korine briefly mentioned that he studied Business Administration in college. Other sources state that he studied Dramatic Writing at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University for one semester before dropping out to pursue a career as a professional skateboarder.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 Movie
Life of a Rock Star

Life of a Rock Star

2020
Three artists with distinctive style are in a West Coast home with their pets, A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, and Iggy Pop, with his parrot Biggy Pop and a blue hyacinth macaw, at the kitchen table w...

2019.

3 Movies
Inside the Bum

Inside the Bum

2019
The Lebon brothers were invited onto the set of the film "The Beach Bum" for six weeks. Given the freedom to wander the set as they pleased, the Lebon's received unrestricted access and a privileged i...
The Beach Bum

The Beach Bum

2019
An irreverent comedy about the misadventures of Moondog, a rebellious stoner and lovable rogue who lives large.
Waves

Waves

6
2019
A father tries to make sure his two children succeed in high school after his son has a career-ending sports injury. Their family bonds are strained by an unexpected tragedy.

2018.

2 Movies
Illegal Civilization 3

Illegal Civilization 3

2018
Kevin White, Olan Prenatt, and Aramis Hudson are skating, having fun, and getting into all of the hijinks that we have come to expect from the Civ.
mid90s

mid90s

6.33
2018
A sweet 13-year-old named Stevie is about to explode. His mom is very attentive and loving, but a little too forthcoming about her romantic life. His big brother is a bully and taciturn. Stevie is loo...

2017.

1 TV show
TV
Epicly Later'd

Epicly Later'd

2017
Some of the most influential people in skateboarding and in the culture at large are explored by Patrick O'Dell.

2016.

1 TV show
TV
The Girlfriend Experience

The Girlfriend Experience

5.75
2016
The relationship between exclusive escort and their clients is explored. It costs a lot to be in a relationship.

2015.

2 Movies
Alone in the Woods: The Legend of Cambo

Alone in the Woods: The Legend of Cambo

2015
While his parents were out working four jobs, Cambo spent his time learning how to survive in the rough backwoods of Alabama. When they went through a brutal divorce, he naturally fled to the woods to...
Manglehorn

Manglehorn

2015
Manglehorn is an old man in a small town. He nurses his sick cat and eats at the same place every day. Manglehorn is an ex-con who gave up the woman of his dreams for a big job 40 years ago. He is obs...

2014.

2 Movies
The Double

The Double

2014
An awkward office drone becomes increasingly crazy after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.
Mr. X

Mr. X

2014
The image of a mysterious, solitary filmmaker - a cineaste maudit - who flees from both the media and the public, is unrelentingly bound to the figure of Leos Carax, in France. Elsewhere, the real foc...

2013.

2 Movies
Stoker

Stoker

7
2013
After her father dies, India's uncle comes to live with her. She starts to suspect that this charming man has ulterior motives.
Spring Breakers

Spring Breakers

1
2013
After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.

2012.

1 Movie
The Fourth Dimension

The Fourth Dimension

2012
The three-part film might look like an exercise in forced hipness, because it was created under a "manifesto". The directors of The Fourth Dimension are innovative and crazy enough to make the experim...

2011.

4 Movies
The Advocate for Fagdom

The Advocate for Fagdom

2011
The Advocate for Fagdom unites the puzzle pieces one by one. Testimonies are combined with rare archive images. Art galeries present movie extracts that are succeeded by images shot on location. And t...
Snowballs

Snowballs

2011
A good old boy is visited by girls dressed as American Indians for his birthday.
Umshini Wam (Bring Me My Machine Gun)

Umshini Wam (Bring Me My Machine Gun)

6.25
2011
There are big dreams, big blunts, big rims, and big guns. It's time to get the gangsta gangsta. Wheelchair-bound lovers Ninja and Yo Landi are real gangstas. They live in the outskirts of civilization...
Curb Dance

Curb Dance

2011
The man is dancing on the curb.

2010.

3 Movies
Blood of Havana

Blood of Havana

2010
Shot on a Digital Harinezumi, the film features a disturbing and monstrous character walking the streets of Havana to meet people. The reading of a poetic, funny and false prophecy about communism and...
Mac and Plak

Mac and Plak

2010
Set in an anonymous basement. Two Siamese brothers berate each other over and over while a man with a prosthetic face attempts to have sex with a refrigerator. Chaos ensues.
42 One Dream Rush

42 One Dream Rush

2010
There are 42 short films by auteur directors.

2009.

1 Movie
Trash Humpers

Trash Humpers

6
2009
Follow a small group of elderly "Peeping Toms" through the shadows and margins of an unfamiliar world. We follow the debased and shocking actions of a group of true sociopaths the likes of which have ...

2008.

3 Movies
Until the Light Takes Us

Until the Light Takes Us

2008
The history, ideology and aesthetic of Norwegian black metal, a musical subculture notorious as much for a series of murders and church fires as it is for its unique musical and visual aesthetic, is c...
Beautiful Losers

Beautiful Losers

2008
This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.
Mister Lonely

Mister Lonely

2008
A young American who works as a Michael Jackson imitation is invited by Marilyn Monroe to live with her and her daughter in Scotland.

2006.

1 Movie
The Aluminum Fowl

The Aluminum Fowl

2006
A glimpse of four brothers' daily obsessions with chickens, rap music, and aliens.

2005.

1 Movie
Last Days

Last Days

10
2005
The life and struggles of a notorious rock musician can be seen in the daily life of his friends and family, who seek financial aid and favors, inspired by the final hours of Kurt Cobain.

2003.

1 Movie
David Blaine: Above the Below

David Blaine: Above the Below

2003
ABOVE THE BELOW is a TV-documentary directed by Harmony Korine. It in part concerns David Blaine's 2003 stunt in which he was sealed in a transparent case suspended 30 feet in the air near the River T...

2002.

1 Movie
Ken Park

Ken Park

3.5
2002
Ken Park looks at the home lives of teenagers. Shawn is the most conventional. Claude is harassed by his father and coddled by his mother, both of which are symptoms of Tate's psychotic rage. She look...

2000.

1 Movie
The Name of This Film Is Dogme95

The Name of This Film Is Dogme95

2000
The Name of this Film is Dogme95 is an irreverent documentary exploring the origins of Dogme95, the most influential movement in world cinema for a generation. The film tells how a 'brotherhood' of fo...

1999.

2 Movies
Julien Donkey-Boy

Julien Donkey-Boy

6
1999
Pearl is pregnant, Chris is a wrestler, and the German father is depressed.
The Confession of Julien Donkey-Boy

The Confession of Julien Donkey-Boy

1999
Making of/behind the scenes featurette from the Julien Donkey-Boy DVD.

1998.

2 Movies
David Blaine: Magic Man

David Blaine: Magic Man

1998
In Magic Man, Blaine is shown traveling across the country, entertaining unsuspecting pedestrians in New York City, Atlantic City, Dallas, San Francisco, Compton, and the Mojave Desert recorded by a s...
The Diary of Anne Frank Part II

The Diary of Anne Frank Part II

1998
A three-screen collage that serves as a companion piece to Harmony Korine's "Gummo". The same actors are featured, and similar themes are touched upon.

1997.

2 Movies
Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting

6.44
1997
Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ, but he chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. The misguided youth was helped by Professor Gerald Lambeau after he solved a difficult graduate-level math problem. Prof...
Gummo

Gummo

5
1997
In Xenia, Ohio, a small town that has never recovered from the tornado that ravaged the community in the 1970s, Solomon and Tummler are two teenagers who are killing time.

1995.

2 Movies
Kids

Kids

6
1995
The portrayal of teens in New York City exposes a very disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The story of a boy named Telly is told in the film. Jenny, a girl who only had sex once, knows she c...
Visual Mafia

Visual Mafia

1995
MTV publicity spot directed by Aaron Rose, Harmony Korine, and Rita Ackermann.

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
The Trap

The Trap

An ex-con is out for revenge against a gangster rapper and former friend who let him take the fall for a robbery they committed 14 years earlier.
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