Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brady Corbet, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Michelle Trachtenberg, Elisabeth Shue, Jeffrey Licon, Billy Drago, Chase Ellison
Director: Gregg Araki
Studio: TLA Releasing
Rating: NR
Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 6, 2005 (Limited)


"The summer I was eight years old, five hours disappeared from my life. Five hours, lost, gone without a trace..."

These words are spoken by Brian Lackey, now a troubled 18 year-old, once a scared, introverted kid growing up in the small town of Hutchinson, Kansas. Plagued by nightmares and terrified of the dark, Brian believes he may have been the victim of an alien abduction.

Neil McCormick is the ultimate beautiful outsider. Wise beyond his years and curious about his developing sexuality, Neil found what he perceived to be love with his Little League baseball coach. Now, ten years later, he is a teenage hustler, nonchalant about the dangerous path his life is taking. Eventually, Neil's pursuit of what he thinks is love leads him to New York City, while Brian's search for what happened leads him to Neil – together, both ultimately discover the truth.

Based on Scott Heim’s acclaimed novel, Mysterious Skin explores the hearts and minds of two very different boys who aren't as different as they first appear.