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The mindbending new sci-fi thriller from acclaimed writer-director Shane Carruth (Primer) is one of the most provocative and daring American independent films of the year.
Live Skype Q&A with director Shane Carruth at the 7:40pm screening on Saturday April 13th!
Due to a programming change the 9:45PM screening of UPSTREAM COLOR on April 13 has been changed to 10PM.
One of the most talked-about films at this year's Sundance festival, writer-director Shane Carruth's long-awaited follow-up to his micro-budget 2004 time-travel thriller Primer is even more mindbending and boldly experimental than its celebrated predecessor. Kris (Amy Seimetz), a young office worker, is kidnapped and drugged by a thief, who implants her with a strange foreign body. Released and returned to her home and job, Kris discovers that the mysterious procedure to which she has been subjected has rendered her intensely sensitive to the unceasing rhythms of the natural world: sounds, colours, even microscopic biological processes envelop her in a constant sensory wave, rendering her virtually incapable of functioning in her everyday life. She soon meets a former stockbroker named Jeff (played by Carruth), whose own speedily derailing life indicates that he might have been a victim of the same operation. Guided by passages from Thoreau's Walden, the couple set out to unravel the mystery of their inexplicable condition. Part speculative sci-fi, part romantic thriller, Upstream Color will rank as one of the most provocative and daring American independent films of the year.
All screenings of Upstream Color will be preceded by
Reflexions (dir. Martin Thibaudeau \ Canada 2012 \ 5 min.)
A graveside funeral service becomes the scene of a disturbing vision of the deceased's former life.
Please note that the screening of Upstream Color scheduled for 5:30 PM on Sunday April 14 has had a start time change. It will screen at 5:45 PM, instead of 5:30 PM.