Women Over the Influence

Knives and Skin

Opens Jul 10, 2020





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.

"A cult favorite in the making."
-Birth.Movies.Death

"Bold and fantastical yet disturbingly familiar."
-Screen Daily

"Refreshingly weird."
-Hollywood Reporter