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Upstream Colour

This screening took place on
Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 10:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

One of the most talked-about films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, this mind-bending new sci-fi thriller from acclaimed writer-director Shane Carruth (Primer) is one of the most provocative and daring independent American films of the year. An office worker is drugged by a thief who then implants her with a foreign body rendering her intensely sensitive to the 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 (played by Carruth) whose own rapidly derailing life indicates he too 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.
  • Directed by Shane Carruth
  • 2013, USA
  • 96 minutes

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