A Ship of Human Skin: Film screening and conversation with writer/director Richard Bailey and cast members

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Venue: SP/N Gallery
Admission: Free
Season: 2019-20

A Ship of Human Skin is a gothic story about mysticism and violent crime. Two women go into the fringe of rural culture to seek a revelation. They fall into a dark trap, and one must do something drastic in order to save her friend. By turns serious and surreal, this is a far-reaching film that concerns friendship, bad luck, and the feminine aspect of god.

View the trailer.

The film features the following UT Dallas faculty and alumni:

Hilly Holsonback (alumni) is a visual artist and actor. She plays Jeannie Tiller in the film.
Hannah Weir (alumni) is a performance artist and actor. She plays Saribeth Merton.
Brad Hennigan (former adjunct professor) is an actor. He plays Martin Bennett.
Fred Curchack (faculty) is a performance legend. His voice is heard as the narrator.
Richard Bailey (alumni) is writer and director for the film.

The following people will be available for the discussion and Q&A:
Actor, Hilly Holsonback
Writer/Director, Richard Bailey
Cinematographer, Jay Flowers
Composer, Patrick D. Murphy

More info on the film:




Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Film screening at 8:00 p.m.

Q&A at 9:40 p.m.

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For more information contact:
Brian Scott
[email protected]

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