Upstream Color

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USA | 2013 | 96 Minutes | Shane Carruth

April 12 - May 2, 2013

Final week - ends Thursday May 2. Visionary director Shane Carruth (Primer) crafts a gorgeous, poetic, experimental, and intelligent romantic story that is unlike anything you have ever seen before.

A man and woman (Shane Carruth and Amy Seimetz) are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives. Impossible to describe yet beautiful to behold, Upstream Color strings together a series of incidents that hint at science fiction thriller, existential romance, and spiritual awakening into a stunning story of lives bewildered by forces beyond their control.
"Utterly perplexing, and heart-stoppingly beautiful, quite literally overwhelming...having the movie wash over me was one of the most transcendent experiences of my moviegoing life." - Sam Adams, The A/V Club

  • Director: Shane Carruth
  • Principal Cast: Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2013
  • Running Time: 96 Minutes
  • Screenplay: Shane Carruth
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  • Filmography: Primer
  • Format: DCP