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Mysterious Skin

Thu, Oct 10 / 7 pm

Dir. Gregg Araki
Starring Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Elisabeth Shue
105 min.

Based on the novel by Scott Heim, Mysterious Skin (2004) explores the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse on the trajectories of two young men. Decades after incidents of molestation, two longtime friends have taken very different paths: Brian (Brady Corbet) is a shy introvert obsessed by his own possible UFO abduction who has blocked out the abuse from his memories; Neil (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), has become a highly sexualized hustler headed for the big city. As their paths move closer to reconnection, they both begin to discover what happened to them years ago, and how it has forever shaped the rest of their lives.

with special introduction by Mysterious Skin author Scott Heim

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