Edgy event to honor indie icons
The upcoming edition of the Gijon Film Festival, Spain’s edgiest major fest, will honor U.S. indie icon Larry Clark (“Ken Park”); Bruno Dumont (“Flanders”), this year’s Cannes Special Jury Prize winner; and pop culture documaker Peter Whitehead (“Charlie Is My Darling,” “Benefit of the Doubt”).
All three will attend the sprocket opera and receive retrospectives of their work.
Clark’s tribute will include his latest feature, Latino skateboarding drama “Wassup Rockers,” and “Impaled,” his contribution to the portmanteau porn pic “Destricted.” An exhibition of Clark’s photography also will be featured.
Retrospective dedicated to French helmer Dumont will take in “Flanders,” 2003’s California road and sex movie “Twentynine Palms” as well as “Humanity” (1999) and “The Life of Jesus” (1997).
Liverpudlian Whitehead’s trib includes footage he shot of 1960s pop stars such as the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix as well as the 1967 Swinging London chronicle “Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London.”
“Wassup” and “Flanders” will receive their Spanish preems at the fest, which runs Nov. 23-Dec.1.