More details are emerging about Travis Scott’s collaboration with Harmony Korine on a new film project, which so far has been shrouded in mystery.
In 2021, the rapper made a deal with A24 for a film that was said to align with his new Utopia album, but few details have emerged until this week, when it was reported that Scott has been working with Harmony Korine on the film. While nothing has been confirmed, it’s being reported that the film—“shot entirely in infrared”—will be screened this coming Sunday at Metrograph.
That screening may be the only time the film will have been shown publicly, according to The Film Stage, which reports the mystery flick may never be released in its entirety. Last year, Scott teased potential audiences by releasing some night-vision images of himself and others wearing masks and brandishing guns.
Harmony Korine was born in California and was introduced to cinema by his father, a Jewish Iranian immigrant, who took him to see films like Werner Herzog’s “Even Dwarfs Started Small.” That experience led Korine to declare that “I knew there was a poetry in cinema that I had never seen before that was so powerful.”
The filmmaker is known for the avant-garde films “The Beach Bum,” “Gummo, Kids,” and “Spring Breakers.” His works have been described as products of “his erratic, loose and transgressive aesthetic, exploring taboo themes and incorporating experimental techniques.” A dedicated skateboarder as a teenager, Korine made “Kids” about the skater subculture in New York’s Washington Square Park in the 1990s.
Travis Scott is a Houston-born rapper, composer, and record producer who signed his first major-label contract in 2012 with Epic Records as well as a publishing deal with Kanye West’s GOOD Music.
His albums have included Rodeo and Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, which became his first number-one album on the Billboard 200. In 2017, he launched his own imprint under the name of Cactus Jack Records.
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