Now that Filmmaker Magazine has gone public with the details of their Spring 2008 issue, I suppose it's as good a time as any to let you all know that I had the privilege of interviewing cover boy Harmony Korine, writer/director behind the incomprehensibly glorious Mister Lonely. A hearty thank you to Scott Macaulay for making it happen and a heartier thank you to Harmony for suggesting I be the one to interview him. I remember reading and rereading artist Mike Kelley's interview with Harmony when Gummo came out back in 1997, and here I am looking at the cover of the new Filmmaker and I'm the Mike who got to chat with him this time around. Neat-o. As for the interview itself, I don't know if it's any good, but I do know that Harmony spoke honestly about a lot of things that I haven't read in other interviews, so I would recommend that you check it out. As for Mister Lonely, see that thing as soon as you can, then see it again!
One thing we discussed was Harmony's new side-life as a commercial director. Which leads us to today's link of the day. This new UK Budweiser campaign was directed by the man himself. Featuring Silver Jews members Brian Kotzur (on drums) and William Tyler (on crunchy acoustic guitar), the spots capture the funky spirit of Nashville with sloppy glee. Watch them here: