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Interview: Jennifer Reeder – Knives and Skin

Interview: Jennifer Reeder – Knives and Skin

Following her sophomore feature, Signature Move (SXSW ’17) and capping off a remarkably fruitful decade in filmmaking with this neon-coated, Solondz-esque meets Lynchian icing on the cake with the Berlin Intl. Film Festival selected Knives and Skin. With a cast of misfits comprised of precocious teens and deficient adults, Jennifer Reeder treads in subversive waters with a feminist text, a whodunnit that seconds as a soothing nocturnal smoothie of Americana. Knives and Skin was among the quartet of projects featured at the 2018 US in Progress – American Film Festival in Wrocław. Here is my sit-down with Jennifer Reeder.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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