Opening Night Party - The Beach Bum
Dig out your fanciest beachwear and join us for the SUFF 2019 Opening Night with Harmony Korine's latest subversive comedy THE BEACH BUM! Tickets include drinks thanks to The Gifter Brewing Co. and Robert Oatley Winery and tasty Jamaican and modern fare, thanks to Island Boys Foods. 'Psyched As' DJs will bring the tunes and Cult of Everything will provide the trippy-as visuals! Plus SUFF will get you in Moondog-mode with our special odorama screening (just as Harmony Korine intended), where the theatre will release appropriately timed bong fog (totally legal, cannabis/THCfree folks!) to enhance your viewing pleasure.
Co-presented by HAPPY MAG
Harmony Korine | 95mins | USA | Comedy | Sydney Premiere | 2019
An American Dream presented as perverted, and decaying, yet splashed in neon and soaked in sunshine, The Beach Bum's brilliant embrace of body, pleasure and art feels like Paradise. - NPR
“Korine is, above all, an experiential filmmaker, and in The Beach Bum, he’s guaranteeing the audience an unforgettable experience.” – The Atlantic
For our Opening Night extravaganza, we’re thrilled to present the latest film from master provocateur Harmony Korine – The Beach Bum. Re-teaming with cinematographer Benoît Debie (Climax) Korine serves up his latest slice of neon-hued debauchery – trading in the gun-toting college co-eds of Spring Breakers for a bongo-playing, bong-smoking hippie by the name of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey, in the role he was born to play). Moondog used to be a successful poet, but these days he’s too busy smoking weed, hitting the bottle and romancing the ladies to do anything remotely creative. Since his wife is stinking rich, there’s really is no great urgency but when his luck runs out and he finds himself without a cent to his name, it becomes time to finish that novel he’s always been meaning to finish. But it sure can be hard to focus when you’re surrounded by such colourful characters; a religiously inspired pyromaniac, a dolphin-obsessed sea captain, a suave marijuana connoisseur, a scruffy beach singer, and a coke-addicted parrot just to name a few. Co-starring Snoop Dog, Zac Efron, Martin Lawrence and Isla Fisher, The Beach Bum is a refreshingly free-spirited and subversive comedy, one part farce, one part stoner satire and one hell of a rollicking good time.