Upstream Color




Opens Friday, April 26
Director: Shane Carruth


Shane Carruth


Amy Seimetz, Frank Mosley, Shane Carruth

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.


“‘Upstream Color’ is a stimulating and hypnotic piece of experimental filmmaking.” Justin Chang, Variety


“Dense, beautiful, hypnotic, and almost willfully opaque, ‘Upstream Color’ is a great movie.” Drew McWeeny, HitFix


“Heart-stoppingly beautiful, quite literally overwhelming.” Sam Adams, AV Club


“Bold, impassioned, ecstatically beautiful…in a class by itself at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.” Scott Foundas, Village Voice


“Intense and hypnotically powerful, and a more intimate and moving film than ‘Primer.’ ‘Color’ is somehow at once emotionally direct, while narratively abstract.” Mark Olsen, LA Times



“A romantic examination of love, who we are as lovers, what our love does to one another, and how that’s connected to the nature of all things. It’s fleeting, transcendental.”Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist

“Full of big bold ideas that demand, and reward, close and careful viewing and contemplation.” James Rocchi, The Hitlist/MSN

“An elaborate intellectual concept fuels the film, but a rich sense of humanity gives it power.”Jeremy Mathews, Paste Magazine

“Carruth and his minuscule cast and crew swing for the stars in this brilliant, bewildering sci-fi exploration of humanity’s mysterious biological connections.” Jordan M. Smith, Ioncinema

“Sundance Surprise: Did One of the Best Movies Ever Made Just Debut in Park City?” Lily Rothman,

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