The Skin of the Teeth
East Coast Premiere
Dir. Matthew Wollin, USA, 2018, 80 mins
This sinister drama-thriller evokes the feel of a contemporary film noir, with a shades of GET OUT-meets-Grindr. When Josef arrives at John’s apartment for a date, their prickly energy slowly gives way to an unusual and genuine chemistry. But after Josef takes a pill with unclear effects, the night takes a shocking turn, and he is plunged into a surreal interrogation of just who and what he is. Pascal Arquimedes’ compelling lead performance keeps the viewer holding their breath from beginning to end.
Writer: Matthew Wollin
Cast: Pascal Arquimedes, Donal Brophy, Tom Rizzuto, Chuja Seo, Greg Barker, David Cruz, Chris Raffaele, Kathryn Shasha
Q&A to follow
Dir. Jerry Carlsson, Sweden, 2017, 22 mins, English with Swedish subtitles
A young girl follows her parents to a dinner party, finding herself baffled and disturbed by the adults’ behavior on display.