Directed by: Harmony Korine
Starring: Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens , Rachel Korine and James Franco
Release Date: March 15 (NY and LA), March 22 (Wide)
Running Time: 94 minutes
Rating: Rated R for strong sexual content, language, nudity, drug use and violence throughout.
U.S. Premiere: SXSW Film Festival – Sunday, March 10, 2013
From visionary director Harmony Korine comes a bold new vision of the seasonal American ritual known as spring break — the bacchanalia of bikinis, beach parties and beer bongs that draws hordes of college students to the Florida coast and elsewhere each year. Brit (Ashley Benson), Faith (Selena Gomez), Candy (Vanessa Hudgens) and Cotty (Rachel Korine) are best friends anxious to cut loose on their own spring break adventure, but they lack sufficient funds. After holding up a restaurant for quick cash, the girls head to the shore in a stolen car for what they discover is the party of a lifetime. They’re thrown in jail — but quickly bailed out by Alien (James Franco), a local rapper, drug pusher and arms dealer who lures them into a criminal underbelly that’s as lurid as it is liberating for a close-knit gang of girlfriends who are still figuring out their path.In the tradition of the landmark KIDS and GUMMO, Harmony Korine unleashes a ferocious, feverish and furiously alive youth quake examining the sights, sounds and sensory overload of a new generation of restless youth. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast, hypnotic visuals by the cinematographer Benoît Debie (ENTER THE VOID, IRREVERSIBLE, THE RUNAWAYS) and a hallucinatory musical score by Cliff Martinez (DRIVE) and Skrillex, SPRING BREAKERS is an electrifying pop poem to girls gone wild from the enfant terrible of teenage kicks. This film has been rated R for strong sexual content, language, nudity, drug use and