7:00 pm - Friday, April 12

Film: Skin Deep

Digital Gym Cinema, 1100 Market St, San Diego


Synopsis: Seeking a retreat where they can salvage their struggling relationship, young couple Leyla (Mala Emde) and Tristan (Jonas Dassler) travel to a remote island at the invitation of Leyla’s childhood friend Stella, where it soon becomes clear that what the island offers is more mysterious than a simple vacation. Leyla and Tristan join another couple in a ritual to exchange bodies and see the world through the eyes of someone else – a chance to find themselves or, for some of them, a chance at escape. Free from the constraints of her former body, Leyla quickly finds she has never been happier, with a fresh outlook on life and a new sense of release and fulfillment. But when she refuses to return to her old self, the situation threatens to spiral out of control. Subverting genre and gender as it toggles from body swap thriller to intimate relationship drama, Skin Deep tells a story that transcends bodies, embracing the endless fluid possibilities in the question of what it means to truly love someone. Winner of the Queer Lion at the Venice Film Festival and directed by Student Academy Award® winner Alex Schaad.

Admission/Cost: $8

Digital Gym Cinema
1100 Market Street
San Diego, CA

Dates and times:
Friday, April 12, 2024 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 14, 2024 - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 1:00 PM