AFTERHOURS At The Media Lounge
A monthly series that will present provocative, controversial and uncompromising films that take an innovative approach to the art of storytelling. These soon-to-be cult and arthouse classics offer a risque, weird and wild experience.
Knives and Skin follows the investigation of a young girl’s disappearance in a stylized version of a rural Midwest town that hovers just above reality, led by an inexperienced local sheriff. Unusual coping techniques develop among the traumatized small-town residents with each new secret revealed. The ripple of fear and suspicion destroys some relationships and strengthens others. The backdrop of trauma colors quintessential rituals—classrooms, dances, courtship, football games—in which the teenagers experience an accelerated loss of innocence while their parents are forced to confront adulthood failures. This mystical teen noir presents coming of age as a lifelong process and examines the profound impact of grief.
Running Time: 1 hour 51 minutes
Actor: Kate Arrington, Marika Engelhardt, Tim Hopper
Director: Jennifer Reeder
Release: December 6, 2019
The film series is designed to appeal to the sophisticated film lover as well as attract and nurture a younger audience who have an avid interest in the movie going experience and genre films.