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    Area Premiere! Upstream Color

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    April 12 - April 20, 2013


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    Area Premiere! Upstream Color

    April 12-15 at 5:30, 7:30, 9:30; April 16-20 at 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30 (+Sat at 1:30)

    This intricate, romantic thriller has already been hailed as one of the best films of 2013 after appearing at just a handful of festivals. The second feature from director/star Shane Carruth (his first was the cult indie time travel film Primer), UPSTREAM COLOR opens with a man preparing for… something. It’s not clear what until the film follows him to a bar where he abducts a woman (Seimitz) and submits her to a bizarre brainwashing regimen that includes passages from Thoreau’s Walden and a weird parasitic worm. As the layers of the film’s narrative are pulled back, a strange and complex conspiracy is revealed that has permanently affected dozens of victims. But that’s only the bedrock for what Carruth is actually after: constructing a deeply felt story of the relationship that develops between two of those victims. Stunning, emotional, surreal, and gorgeous, UPSTREAM COLOR is a film that we’ll be talking about for a long time. (2013) dir Shane Carruth w/Carruth, Amy Seimetz, Thiago Martins [96 min]

    “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

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


    The Brattle Theatre

    40 Brattle St, Harvard Square
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    Admission Info:

    Adults $9.75/$7.75 shows before 5pm; Students & Brattle Members $7.75; Seniors $6.75. Brattle Passes Accepted.


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    Doors open approximately 20 mins before showtime.


    Phone: 617-876-6837


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