The Skin of the Teeth

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The Skin of the Teeth

Directed by Matthew Wollin | USA | 80 min 
Trapped between dinner and drinks in the bougie apartment of his older white hookup, Josef slides helplessly down a rabbit hole of temporal sleight-of-hand after swallowing a mysterious pill with mind-bending effects. Tapping a surreal and Lynchian nerve, where clean surfaces suggest an underlying, insidious menace, director Matthew Wollin and star Pascal Arquimedes interrogate the imbalance of authority between subject and voyeur by summoning the out-of-body absurd and demoralizing panic of stolen agency.

 

Preceded by: Routine (Dir. Wes Akwuobi, USA, 6 min)
A stand-up comic explores the experience of being a black man dating in the modern gay world.