'Mysterious Skin' airing at Sundance. After successful premieres at various international film fests, the dark independent film (co-starring Michelle Trachtenberg) makes its United States debut at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, during January 2005.
By navigating the film and events guide at the above link, one can find the Sundance description of the film by looking it up in the alphabetical directory. To provide an excerpt of their description:
"It takes two artists working at the height of their respective crafts to create the many daring and moving layers that make up Mysterious Skin. The first is author Scott Heim, who wrote the acclaimed novel, and the second, Sundance veteran Gregg Araki, his cinematic devotee, who takes his passionate direction into such exciting new ground that it almost feels like a rediscovery.
It's not that Araki's usual touches for style, musical moods, savage humor, and photographic grace are missing...far from it. Using an imaginative array of tools and a fearless cast (too synchronized in skill to single out), Araki takes unthinkable cruelties and exposes how terrifyingly ordinary they can really be..."
In case anyone is lucky enough to attend the film festival, the screening times for 'Mysterious Skin' are as currently listed as follows:
Friday , Jan 28 9:30 PM -- Eccles Theatre
Saturday , Jan 29 11:30 AM -- Library Center Theatre
Saturday , Jan 29 9:30 PM -- Tower Theatre, SLC
January 03 2005
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