Posted on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
Yep, that’s an image of a slacker Val Kilmer on a BMX bike. In a new short from Harmony Korine, Kilmer plays a motivational speaker named Val Kilmer, and we see him do his thing at a roller rink. The short is part of an omnibus feature called The Fourth Dimension that will play soon at the Tribeca Film Festival. As you might guess just based on that image and the short description I just provided, this looks like signature Korine craziness. Check out a trailer below.
Self-consciously wacky as this might be, I like the look of all three stories, and I even dig the ring-modulated/autotuned voiceover/song that closes out the trailer. This will probably be high silliness, but with a tinge of sci-fi, and that makes it a bit more appealing, I think.
The Fourth Dimension will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from April 18-29. Here’s what the festival has to say about the film:
The Fourth Dimension, directed by Harmony Korine, Alexey Fedorchenko, and Jan Kwiecinski, written by Harmony Korine, Alexey Fedorchenko, Jan Kwiecinski, Oleg Loevsky, and Yaroslava Pulinovich. (USA, Poland, Russia) – World Premiere, Narrative. A motivational speaker named Val Kilmer (played by Val Kilmer) delivers a sermon at a roller rink. A Russian scientist builds a time machine in his apartment. Four friends stumble upon an abandoned village in the Polish countryside. All are in search of the fourth dimension—whether they know it or not. Weird, ominous, cool, compelling: These three short films could only be inspired by the creative vision of Harmony Korine and Vice Media’s Eddy Moretti. In English, Polish, Russian with subtitles.