Test Pattern

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General Public:$12.00
Members:$9.00
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Tags:Drama
Women Directors
Women's Rights
Culture & Society
Release Year:2020
Runtime:82 min
Country/Region:USA
Festivals & Awards:BlackStar Film Festival - Lionsgate/STARZ Producer Award; New Orleans Film Festival - Jury Award; De
Language:English
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDT8Ez2oBKY
Cast/Crew
Director:Shatara Michelle Ford
Executive Producer:Brooke Jordan
Brittany S. Hall
Producer:Pin-Chun Liu
Shatara Michelle Ford
Yu-Hao Su
Cinematographer:Ludovica Isidori
Screenwriter:Shatara Michelle Ford
Editor:Matt Tassone
Katy Miller
Composer:Robert Ouyang Rusli
Principal Cast:Brittany S. Hall
Will Brill
Gail Bean
Drew Fuller

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Bonus Conversation

See the film and then watch a conversation between Test Pattern director Shatara Michelle Ford and James Gray (The Immigrant, Ad Astra)

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About the Film

Official Selection MSPIFF 2020.

Part psychological horror, part realist drama, this exhilarating debut feature from Shatara Michelle Ford is set against the backdrop of national discussions around inequitable health care and policing, the #metoo movement, and race in America.

Test Pattern follows an interracial couple whose relationship is put to the test after a Black woman is sexually assaulted and her white boyfriend drives her from hospital to hospital in search of a rape kit. Their story reveals the systemic injustices and social conditioning women face when navigating sex and consent within the American patriarchy. Winner of top prizes at the BlackStar and New Orleans Film Festivals, this gripping social thriller offers a unique exploration of institutional racism and sexism from a Black female point of view.


Press

"Test Pattern offers a fresh way of examining sexual assault and its aftermath on screen, one that feels just as emblematic of its moment as Thelma & Louise." —Soraya Nadia McDonald, Film Comment

"Shatara Michelle Ford has an assured, unique visual storytelling style." —Jason Green, The Arts STL



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