Harmony Korine and Val Kilmer recently made a film together as part of Grolsch’s initial foray into film financing. The result was three shorts, an omnibus that is, that is called The Fourth Dimension. I also got to interview the other two directors, but that video is kinda boring, though I really enjoyed talking to and meeting Jan Kwiecinski, the youngest of the three directors. Aleksi Fedorchenko had an interpreter that made any genuine connection next to impossible but he seemed like a thoughtful dude, even if his eyes were glued to his iPhone. My original plan was to cut the two together into some kind of juxtaposing fun times but I’ve come to realize, many months later, there was no point trying to edit this down into a more digestible length. It’s a sloppy job of a sloppy interview that was more like an impromptu quiz where the guys sitting down had all the power in the room because, let’s face it, they are famous. Also powerful, however, are the PR people. As you’ll notice, the entire length of the video was the entire amount of time I was allotted with these gentlemen (save the introductions and my exit*) for the junket’s sake. So that was kinda lame. But, I did get to enjoy this stop and start sillyness and now I get to share with you Harmony Korine saying that Michael Mann’s Miami Vice is one of the best films of the last forever. (Also, shout out to my boy Shoals with the FreeDarko plug up front.) So, much as I hate to listen to my voice (what normal, non-actor-type doesn’t?), I’m happy to give you some kind of something that may or may not make you laugh and that you may or may not finish as the clip runs raw for 10 minutes. Finally, my thanks and apologies to the SFIFF publicity people who let me do all these interviews and who probably hate my guts for not publishing them with any expedience during the actual festival.
* My exit was a real highlight of the year, I must say, as when I handed Val my card, his first rejoinder was “My, what a lovely name you’ve got.” And Harmony concurred.