DAY FOUR Podtalk: ‘Knives and Skin’ at 55th Chicago International Film Fest on October 19, 2019

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CHICAGO – A local film puts a spotlight into the popular “After Dark” series on DAY FOUR of the 55th Chicago International Film Festival. The “Knives and Skin,” by director Jennifer Reeder expressed many genres, and will screen on October 19th, 2019 (9:45pm) at the AMC River East 21 in Chicago. Click here for more info and tickets.

Jennifer Reeder at 55th Chicago International Film Festival, Opening Night Red Carpet
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The Chicago International Film Festival Celebrates DAY FOUR of that Toddlin’ Town’s movie extravaganza. Film recommendations for today include the documentary FIRE WILL COME (International Competition) and the film associated with the BLACK PERSPECTIVE TRIBUTE, ‘CLEMENCY.’ Click here for a complete rundown of DAY FOUR screenings and events.

“Knives and Skin” is a Twin Peaks-ian teen noir, telling the story of the disappearance of a high school student, which points toward dark forces at work in a sleepy Illinois town. Although friends, neighbors, and family search for Carolyn Harper, the case remains unsolved. Unmoored and adrift, the rural community – from the mother of the missing girl to her fellow choir members – tries to soldier on. Surreal, sly, and shocking, Jennifer Reeder’s coming-of-age tale has a intuitive feminist heart.

’Knives and Skin’ at 55th Chicago International Film Festival
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In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of – on the Open Night Red Carpet of the 55th Chicago International Film Festival – Director Jennifer Reeder talks “Knives and Skin” and her philosophies of filmmaking.

“Knives and Skin” will screen at the 55th Chicago International Film Festival on October 19th, 2019 (9:45pm), at the AMC River East 21, 322 East Illinois Street, Chicago. Director Jennifer Reeder will appear on behalf of the film. The 55th Fest takes place October 16th to October 27th, 2019. Click here for film schedules, information and to purchase tickets. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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