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Series Info
Series:African Diaspora
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:82 minutes
Director:Shatara Michelle Ford
Year Released:2021
Production Country:USA


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"Poised to become one of the year's must see indie gems - one of the year's first true discoveries." - Indiewire

"Brilliant performances." - Film Snob Reviews

"Ford has an assured, unique visual storytelling style." - The Arts STL

Part psychological horror, part realist drama, this exhilarating debut feature from Shatara Michelle Ford is set against the backdrop of national discussions around equitable 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 drivers 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 sexims from a Black female point of view.

Content consideration: this film includes a depiction of sexual assault.

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