HEAVY MIDNITES: The Reflecting Skin (25th Anniversary! RARE 35mm Print!)

Dump those tapes and delete those rips, after a 10 year search we’ve finally uncovered a 35mm print of one of the most indelible (yet rarely seen) cult mindflayers of the ‘90s. An American Gothic shot in Canada from English multimedia artist Philip Ridley, The Reflecting Skin is a strong, strange directorial debut, a visual mood poem packed with surreal beauty, dreamlike atmosphere and unforgettable cinematography by Dick Pope. It’s a world of exploding frogs, might-be-vampires and golden fields of wheat; a disturbing, Lynchian exploration of the horrors of childhood and the loss of innocence through a tale of death, dread and decay in a small prairie town. Plus, it’s got a nude Viggo Mortensen. Don’t miss what may truly be a once-in-a-lifetime screening of this haunting and intoxicating arthouse masterpiece. Prepare to have your soul scorched and your eyes fried.

Dir. Philip Ridley, 1990, 35mm, 96 min.

Watch the Cinefamily original trailer!