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Upstream Color

Upstream Color, the new movie from the director of Primer

5:00 PM on 11.29.2012 // Hubert Vigilla

Shane Carruth's sophomore film will debut at Sundance

Shane Carruth's Primer remains a great example of limitless creativity despite a limited budget ($7,000). It's a wonderfully intelligent mindbender that I still revisit every now and then, which is part of why I'm excited for his latest movie, Upstream Color. This is a separate project from A Topiary, another science fiction film that Carruth has written and been developing.

Like Primer, Carruth stars in Upstream Color. He's joined by Amy Seimetz (The Myth of the American Sleepover), Andrew Sensenig (I Love You Phillip Morris), and Thiago Martins (City of God). Here's a brief yet enticing synopsis:

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the lifecycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

Upstream Color will premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. In the gallery are three stills and the film's poster.

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