USA • 96 min • English • 2012 • Narrative
Directed by: Shane Carruth
"A deeply sincere, elliptical movie about being and nature, men and women, self and other."
- Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"'Upstream Color’ is a stimulating and hypnotic piece of experimental filmmaking."
- Justin Chang, Variety
"Heart-stoppingly beautiful, quite literally overwhelming."
- Sam Adams, AV Club
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.
Shane Carruth’s first project, “Primer,” premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize. “Upstream Color” is his second film.
Amy Seimetz is a writer, director, actor and producer. Her acting credits include "The Off Hours," "Tiny Furniture," "Myth of the American Sleepover," "A Horrible Way to Die," and "Alexander the Last." Her first feature as a director, “Sun Don’t Shine,” premiered at the 2012 SXSW festival. She recently joined the cast of the Christopher Guest HBO series “Family Tree.”