Synopsis: Bold, brilliant and infused with breathtaking honesty, director Gregg Araki's Mysterious Skin, "one of the best movies of the year" (The New York Times) packs a powerful punch in its tale of childhood innocence lost, based on the acclaimed novel by Scott Heim. At age eight, Neil McCormick and Brian Lackey both played on the same youth baseball team in their small Kansas hometown. Now, ten years later, the two eighteen-year-old boys could not be any more different. Neil (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, TV's "Third Rock From The Sun") is a cold but charismatic teenage hustler, while Brian (Brady Corbet, Thirteen) is a nervous introvert obsessed with the idea that he has been abducted by a UFO. As these two parallel lives inevitably intersect, both boys being to discover a shared past shrouded in mystery. Featuring star-making performances by Gordon-Levitt and Corbet, alongside Academy-Award nominee Elisabeth Shue's moving portrayal of Neil's free-spirited mother, Mysterious Skin takes the viewer on an illuminating, deeply affecting journey into the delicate reaches of self discovery.
- Director and Actors' Commentary
- "Mysterious Skin" Book Reading
- Original Theatrical Trailer