Knives and Skin, written and directed by Jennifer Reeder, was one of my favorite films to screen at Fantastic Fest last September. The movie will show in LA & NYC this month (specific dates/theaters below), followed by a national theatrical Blu-ray, and VOD releases on December 6th. Give the trailer a spin at the top of the article.
What happened to Carolyn Harper? Part suburban nightmare, part neon-soaked teenage fever dream, this tantalizing mystery traces the wave of fear and distrust that spreads across a small Midwestern town in the wake of a high school girl’s mysterious disappearance. As the loneliness and darkness lurking beneath the veneer of everyday life gradually comes to light, a collective awakening seems to overcome the town’s teenage girls—gathering in force until it can no longer be contained. Unfolding in a hallucinatory haze of lushly surreal images, Knives and Skin is a one-of-a-kind coming-of-age noir that haunts like a half-remembered dream.
LA SCREENING SCHEDULE
Friday, November 15th @ 6:30 PM – Chinese Theatre (AFI)
Saturday, November 16th @ 9:30 PM – Chinese Theatre (AFI)
Saturday, November 23rd @ 11:00 PM – Soho House West Hollywood
NYC SCREENING SCHEDULE
Wednesday, November 20th @ 10:00 AM – IFC Center
Saturday, November 23rd @ 8:30 PM – Soho House New York
Saturday, November 23rd @ 10:30 PM – Soho House Ludlow House
Knives and Skin stars Marika Engelhardt, Audrey Francis, Tim Hopper, and Kate Arrington.
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