Knives And Skin - Best of DFF42 | Denver Film Society | Jennifer Reeder | USA

Knives And Skin - Best of DFF42

Jennifer Reeder

Coming of Age, Drama, Mystery

EnglishUSA2019111 minWebsiteDCPRating: Not Rated

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MUST END Thursday, December 12!

One of our best selections from the 42nd Denver Film Festival!

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.


Cinematographer: Christopher Rejano | Screenwriter: Jennifer Reeder
Cast: Marika Engelhardt, Grace Smith, Ireon Roach, Kayla Carter, Tim Hopper, Kate Arrington, Audrey Francis, James Vincent Meredith, Ty Olwin,Raven Whitley