Reel Reviews | American Skin

by Tim Gordon

American Skin is an American drama film written and directed by Nate Parker. The film tells the story of Lincoln Jefferson, a U.S. Marine veteran who works as a janitor at a prestigious junior high school, who attempts to mend his relationship with his son after a divorce.

One night, during a routine police traffic stop, the boy is shot and killed in front of Jefferson. After the officer is cleared of wrongdoing without having to face trial, Jefferson is forced to take matters into his own hands. American Skin stars Parker, Omari Hardwick, Theo Rossi, Shane Paul McGhie, Milauna Jackson, and Beau Knapp.

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