Past Film/Video | Visiting Filmmakers

Knives and Skin

(Jennifer Reeder, 2019)

Jennifer Reeder in person

Artist Residency

The long-awaited first feature film from Columbus-born filmmaker Jennifer Reeder traces the impact of a missing teenage girl on a small midwestern town. Her high school is overtaken with a fear and mistrust that spreads out into the town in the form of unexpected and desperate coping strategies. Mixing the tones of a David Lynch thriller with those of a feminist high school musical, Knives and Skin is already on its way to being a future cult classic, with sensational receptions at film festivals from Berlin to Tribeca. (111 mins., DCP)

Welcome the director and meet fellow cinema fans at a reception hosted by Ohio State’s Film Studies Program at 6 PM on September 13 in the center's lower lobby.

"Captivating in its oddness, ambition, and emotional resonance….Reeder didn’t make a film, but a fireworks display."
Girl with face painted, Knives and Skin

Knives and Skin, image courtesy of Newcity’s Chicago Film Project

Double image of woman with hat and glasses, Knives and Skin

Knives and Skin, image courtesy of Newcity’s Chicago Film Project

Knives and Skin was supported by a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM
Institute of Museum and Library Services

SUPPORT FOR ARTS ACCESS AT THE WEXNER CENTER
Cardinal Health Foundation
Huntington Bank

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

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Knives and Skin