The Beach Bum
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The Beach Bum

Fri
10
Fri Jan 10 7:00 PM

Bellingen Memorial Hall
100 Percent
General Admission
95 Mins
January
Fri Jan 10

“You just have to kind of accept that he’s from another dimension.” 

Moondog was once a lauded poet, now lost in a cloud of pot smoke, sun-glazed Floridian tan, and easy living. On task to finish his book, Moondog is prone to distraction by the company he keeps; a religiously-inspired pyromaniac, a dolphin-obsessed sea captain, a suave marijuana connoisseur, a scruffy beach singer, and a coke-addicted parrot, just to name a few.

Teaming back up with his Spring Breakers cinematographer, Benoît Debie, Harmony Korine serves up his latest slice of neon-hued only-in-Florida debauchery, though in Matthew McConaughey’s universally acclaimed Moondog he may have found his most delightful character yet. The two craft a kind of refreshingly slow, improvised poetry, as Moondog comes up against continually surprising turns from the likes of Jimmy Buffett, Martin Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Zac Efron, Isla Fisher and Snoop Dogg.

“A collaboration between Matthew McConaughey and filmmaker Harmony Korine, this portrait of a dissolute poet pissin’ away the days in Margaritaville and Miami is a match made in heaven.” – Rolling Stone
January
Fri Jan 10

Bellingen Memorial Hall

35 Hyde Street Bellingen, New South Wales, 2454