Don’t miss Anthony Fabian‘s hard-hitting film “Skin” when it plays at Doris Duke Theatre on Saturday and Monday (that’s Sophie Okonedo as the heroine Sandra Laing). It will be your last chance for a while. It moved audiences at the Toronto Film Festival this year, and Oprah liked it so much she had Fabian screen it at her girls’ school in South Africa. But a film distributor hasn’t yet picked it up. Why? In our Brave Obama World, “Skin,” about race in apartheid South Africa, is more timely than ever. Fabian is a veteran filmmaker who’s made loads of documentaries for the BBC. The urbane, witty Englishman spent his formative years in Mexico and speaks French, German and Russian. While he was here for the AFI Project 20/20 series now at Doris Duke Theatre, he quickly dove into learning island culture and history. There is a scene in “Skin” showing a history class in a white boarding school. It is horrifying, it will give you chicken skin, and it will have resonance for any place that has been subject to colonialism.
“Skin”
Nov 15 and 17 at 7:30pm
Just $7 (beats $10 for a meaningless two hours at the multiplex!)