Monday, January 6, 2020

Check Out Twin Peaks-esque Indie Film Knives and Skin When It Screens at Alamo Drafthouse Park North

Posted By on Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 3:52 PM

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While Alamo Drafthouse is well-known for screening cinema's greatest hits, the theater chain is also a champion of quirky independent flicks. In that vein, lovers of weird cinema can catch a showing of Jennifer Reeder's Knives and Skin, a surreal, feminist noir that made the festival rounds in 2019.

The film centers on a small Midwest community that falls into disarray after the disappearance of marching band captain Carolyn Harper, quickly veering into Lynchian magical realism with an added dash of a capella renditions of '80s New Wave hits. Since its premiere at last year's Berlin International Film Festival, it has drawn comparisons to cult classics like Twin Peaks and Donnie Darko both for its high strangeness and darkly sardonic teenage drama.

With only a single showing scheduled, this may be San Antonians' only chance to see Knives and Skin on the big screen. Fortunately, as of press time there's still plenty of seats available for moviegoers to choose from.

$12.25, 9 p.m. Sunday, January 12, Alamo Drafthouse Park North, 618 N.W. Loop 410, (210) 677-8500, drafthouse.com/san-antonio.

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