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First Look at Shane Carruth's Long-Awaited 'Primer' Follow-Up

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Hey, remember Shane Carruth? After delivering arguably the most thoughtful if obtuse time travel movie to date with 2004's Primer, the writer/director/producer/editor/actor/composer abruptly stopped doing all those things, presumably to give everyone some time to digest what exactly happened in Primer. Eight years later, he's finally back with Upstream Color, a new film set to premiere at Sundance and described thusly: "A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives." So you will probably have to watch this multiple times to really get it, too.

Here's the film's poster, as well as a couple stills. Does Upstream Color involve ice water, you ask? Ask no longer! It fucking does!

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First Three Stills From Shane Carruth's 'Primer' Follow-Up 'Upstream Color,' Plus Debut Teaser [TheFilmStage]

  • January 15, 2013
    The trailers for Primer director Shane Carruth's Upstream Color have thus far been beautiful to look at but pretty much impenetrable when it comes to whatever the film's seemingly-tense plot might be. This marketing approach has done enough to suitably intrigue those of us alre... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2012
    A timely reminder that not all films can be summarized as simply as "robot punch monster yay," here's the latest trailer for Upstream Color, Shane Carruth's long-awaited follow-up to Primer. As with the last trailer, the plot isn't exactly spelled out here--and it's not really ... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2012
    The official Sundance description of Shane Carruth's long-awaited Primer follow-up, Upstream Color, explains the film in only the most obtuse terms, saying, "A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as ... / Continue →
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