Harmony Korine’s Gummo

If you’re stuck for a light and entertaining film to watch on a Saturday night, Gummo probably isn’t it. If you fancy delving into the chaotic, destructive world of the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in the aftermath of a tornado then it’s the film for you. Shot in some of Nashville’s poorest neighbourhoods and showing a level of poverty normally seen in Third World countries, Gummo has achieved cult status since its release in 1997, not least for the chair-wrestling kitchen scene. “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comforted.”

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