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Upstream Color

After the premiere of his mysterious and disturbing head trip Upstream Color, director Shane Carruth extrapolated that he was “in love with a building, an architecture to a story that will feel like a fable or a myth.” When asked about how he compared this film to his debut Primer, he strongly stated that his second feature is “vastly better and not really connected.” They are completely different and he loves how its construction ensures that it “descends into nothing but subtext.”

Kris is derailed from her life when she is drugged by a small-time thief. But something bigger is going on. She is unknowingly drawn into the life cycle of a presence that permeates the microscopic world, moving to nematodes, plant life, livestock, and back again. Along the way, she finds another being—a familiar, who is equally consumed by the larger force. The two search urgently »

- Lane Scarberry

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