The Cinematheque at Uptown
United States | 2013 | Shane Carruth
Tonight the Cinematheque heads Uptown to show the first of four digital movies in the new, 40-seat Mandel Screening Room inside the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Joseph McCullough Center, 11610 Euclid Ave. (Moviegoers) can park free in the CIA lot off of E. 117th St. Enter the building through therear entrance.) Upstream Color, the fascinating second mindf**k by Shane Carruth (Primer), is one of the most acclaimed and talked about films of 2013. It’s an experimental sci-fi drama about a man and a woman (Carruth and Amy Seimetz) who are unknowing victims of a mysterious parasite that has entered their bodies and ravaged their lives. Director Carruth tells their shared story—and lays out the parasite’s entire cryptic life cycle—through a series of sumptuous, sometimes unsettling images. “It's all a neat trick. Or exercise. Or brain-teaser. Whatever you want to call it, Upstream Color is like nothing you've ever seen before. But once you have seen it, once isn't going to be enough.” –Arizona Republic.
96 min. East Side Cleveland premiere. Blu-ray. No radio winners.
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General Admission: $10
Member: $7 (includes CIA I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
*Additional film on the same day: $7