After a festival tour spanning 17 cities and 11 countries The Skin I’m In is now available for screening in classrooms, on campuses, and by community organizations.
The film is available for screening via DVD or online stream for a $150 one-time screening fee, or a DVD is avaiable for the educational/institutional price of $350, which provides enduring public performance rights to the project for your college campus or institution.
- Click here to request an online preview of the film for your consideration.
- Broderick Fox is also available for campus visits or Skype sessions accompanying a screening of the film. Click here to inquire about a visit or live session.
As a scholar and college professor himself, filmmaker Broderick Fox seeks to push the limits of the traditional documentary study guide. He has instead created an online Web Initiative in which his personas from the film engage students along five different registers of cultural critique and questioning. Students can contribute directly to the online forums as a means of stimulating course discussion, exposing students to new modes of digital discourse that are both entertaining and rigorous. Also, explore Fox’s book Documentary Media: History-Theory-Practice out now through Pearson/Focal Press.
The film’s content and formal approaches make it a compelling addition to curriculum across the humanities and social sciences ranging from media production and media studies, narrative theory, psychology, sociology, cultural studies, cultural anthropology, queer studies, gender studies, performance studies, global studies, and politics and social justice. The film is also a powerful catalyst for co-curricular conversations within student clubs and organizations exploring questions of substance abuse, LGBTQ identity, multiculturalism, politics, or digital and global culture. It also frames compelling questions around the teacher’s body, which has historically been left unaddressed by the Academy and its legacies of intellectual asceticism.
Dr. Thomas Waugh, Professor of Film Studies & Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality at Concordia University and author of The Right to Play Oneself: Looking back on Documentary Film:
This hybrid feature-length first-person doc is one of the outstanding works to appear in the current wave of autobiographical films about identity and life experience, ideal for teaching about not only sexuality and queer histories but also recent trends in documentary and essay film forms. Read more…
Dr. Alexandra Juhasz, Professor of Media Studies at Pitzer College and author of Learning From YouTube:
By moving his feature documentary to a digital, educational home, Broderick Fox models for contemporary students of documentary new ways to think through distribution, allowing for political practices of reception, pedagogy and community building. Read more…
Dr. Marsha Kinder, Professor Emerita of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, Founder and Director of the Labyrinth Project, and author of Blood Cinema:
The newly tattooed Brody becomes merely another one of the multiple identities he has previously juggled—alcoholic, female impersonator, go-go-dancer, filmmaker and college professor—yet, unlike the others, it is a “permanent” identity he can never shed. It is the dual vision of this self-imposed ritual that makes the film (however stylized its aesthetic) and the experience it documents (however traumatic and redemptive) so mesmerizing. Read more…