Screening of “The Wolf Knife,” presented by Friends of the University Art Gallery

  • on 25 Feb 2014
  • Sewanee Union Theatre

In conjunction with the exhibition Laurel Nakadate: Strangers and Relations, and with the support of the Friends of the University Art Gallery, Film Studies, and Art Forum, the University Art Gallery presents Laurel Nakadate’s acclaimed indie film The Wolf Knife (2010). The film follows two 16-year-old girls as they travel from Florida to Nashville on a misguided quest. We watch as their lives become complicated by lies, jealousy, desire, and love.

Note: the film includes mature content that may be disturbing to some viewers.

The film was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and a Gotham Independent Film Award, and was the featured work in The Believer magazine’s 2012 annual film issue. The Wolf Knife, Nakadate’s second feature film, was described by Deb Olin Unferth in The Believer as “a road trip without a road [and] a Lolita without a Humbert Humbert.” Nakadate is known as one of the most provocative and ambitious video artists in New York, and her films can inspire creepy feelings about desire, domination, and voyeurism.