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Filmmaker is a Fox with Many Faces: Victoria Times-Colonist Review of THE SKIN I’M IN

 

“PART OF THIS FILM IS ME TRYING TO LINK MY HEAD BACK UP TO MY BODY,” SAYS FOX.

 

MICHAEL D. REID

TIMES COLONIST

JANUARY 30, 2013

 

BOX OFFICE

What: The Skin I’m In

Where: Vic Theatre

When: Saturday, 9:30 p.m.

Rating: Four stars (out of five)

 

 

Broderick Fox never imagined he might someday be mistaken for Antonio Banderas.

Online searches for his documentary The Skin I’m In, which makes its Canadian première at the Victoria Film Festival, often yield references to The Skin I Live In. In that twisted thriller directed by Pedro Almodovar, Banderas plays a sinister plastic surgeon who holds a beautiful woman captive to test a synthetic alternative to human skin he’s perfecting.

Fox’s unflinching low-tech reflection on years of bodily shame, addiction and other issues that inspired him to transform his body into a living canvas seems worlds apart from Almodovar’s sleek, creepy meditation on beauty. But a Spanish film scholar who once mentored Fox noted the films resonate in similar ways, he said.

Both, for instance, explore the nature of identity. In Fox’s case, it was the spiritual and sexual ramifications of identity that would unite him with Rande Cook, the Victoria-based First Nations artist who created the full-back tattoo that memorializes Fox’s experiences.

“There are a lot of people who might write the film off as narcissistic,” admits Fox, 38, who worked on his project for six years and titled it early on. Read full article here.

 

THE SKIN I’M IN a “Quick Pick” of the 2013 Victoria Film Festival Program

The Skin I'm In is a 2013 Victoria Film Festival Quick Pick

THE SKIN I’M IN is one of Juror Barbara Hager’s Quick Picks for the 2013 Victoria International Film Festival. Check out all 19 staff/juror picks of the festival via the link below, and we’ll see you at the SKIN screening on Feb 2. 9:30 PM at The Vic!

http://www.victoriafilmfestival.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=599&Itemid=1077

 

Victoria Film Festival and Alcheringa Gallery Partner for Canadian Premiere of THE SKIN I’M IN

The Victoria Film Festival has just announced that the Canadian premiere of THE SKIN I’M IN on Saturday February 2nd, 2013 will be accompanied by an exhibition of the film’s featured artist, Victoria’s own Rande Cook, at Alcheringa Gallery. The exhibition will run February 2-10.

Check out the gallery show and then join us for the screening of THE SKIN I’M IN, 9:30PM at The Vic Theater.

**Filmmaker Broderick Fox, executive producer Lee Biolos, and Rande Cook will be in attendance**

Full details, addresses, and directions, along with information on  what promises to be an extraordinary film festival program are accessible on the Victoria Film Festival Website: http://www.victoriafilmfestival.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=606&Itemid=1072