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Trailer for Shane Carruth's 'Upstream Color' blows minds

And maybe some other things

By Corwin Neuse Feb 1, 2013 8:08AM
Great news, everybody! From the director of a movie you've never heard of comes another movie you'll probably never hear of again! Unless you live in close proximity to the IFC Center in New York City, that is, in which case you're probably an NYU undergrad or some sort of West Village yuppie. Either way, you'll most likely have better things to do, like skip class to discuss Moliére with your RA, or wait in line for a table at Kesté.

But we digress. Without further ado, here's the first (final?) trailer—posted after the break—for "Upstream Color," a movie about pigs and humans and bathtubs and elaborate, mind-bending allegories about colors going upstream or something. Or not. As per the film's official synopsis, "Upstream Color" tells the story of a "man and woman [who] 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." Got all that? 

The flick was an official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, maybe for their completely unheralded, unpublicized midnight series of Bedtime Films Guaranteed to Put You to Sleep™, which we may or may not have just made up whole-cloth. Apparently it got rave reviews there, so... It's got that going for it, we guess. In any case, the film will debut in April in New York and about 20 other extremely lucky markets across the country. Mark your calendars accordingly.


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