Imagine if “Get Out” and “Grindr” had a child……
Gripping Psychological LGBTQ Thriller’s New York Theatrical Begins May 10
|The award-winning psycho-sexual thriller THE SKIN OF THE TEETH from writer/director Matthew Wollin (“Hateship Loveship”) will arrive toNorth American audiences this May. The film will open theatrically in New York at Cinema Village on May 10. |
THE SKIN OF THE TEETH held its World Premiere at the Twin Cities Film Festival, and went to have a healthy festival life, including the prestigious Newfest and Outfest.
Ranked as a “Must-see film about LGBTQ people of color at Outfest Fusion” by The Advocate and described as “Get Out meets Grindr” by Newfest’s Director of Programming Nick McCarthy, THE SKIN OF THE TEETH has been likened to a “David Lynch directed episode of Law & Order: SVU” and called “hypnotic and compelling” (My New Plaid Pants), while The Film Stage praised the the film, stating it “brims with sensuality and playfulness”.
“The Skin of the Teeth is fundamentally about identity”, said Wollin. ” How do we decide who we are, and how much of what we see is really there?” How do these questions play out within marginalized communities for whom the formation of identity is already such a charged endeavor? I wanted to showcase the trickiness of those questions with a film that emphasizes just how fluid our perception of identity actually is.”
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.
“It has been incredibly exciting to see The Skin of the Teeth on the big screen on the festival circuit, and it is even more exciting to see it out in the world, where new people might encounter it without having any idea of what they’re in for. The film is a wild ride.” said Wollin.
Matthew Wollin is a filmmaker and law student and has shown work previously at the Brooklyn Film Festival and Columbus International Film Festival, as well as conducting legal work on mass incarceration and criminal defense. Other film credits include associate producing Liza Johnson’s film “Hateship Loveship”.