Media Screening (Maven Pictures)
Duration: 110 minutes
Having not been familiar with the story or having any preconceptions, as a viewer a vexatious undertone of sympathy toward the character pays off as we’re taken on a journey to understand how Bryon’s extreme views and violent hate has come to be. The closing credit’s of the film at the State Theatre gave way to a round of applause from the audience.
Inspired by the remarkable true story of Bryon Widner, who endured over a year of painful operations to his face and body to remove the tattoos that tied him to his terrible past. Skin tells a story of a a destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves.