Nine years ago, Shane Carruth won Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize for Primer , a complex science fiction tale about the ramifications of time travel. Famously filmed on a $7,000 budget, Primer went on to gain a cult following for its incredibly strong and incredibly twisty plot (spoiler: this is as close as you can get to understanding it all ). Upstream Color is only Carruth’s second film, shot on a decidedly larger budget and coming to theaters in April (it debuted this week at Sundance).
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Shane Carruth’s ‘Upstream Color’ is a trippy, sci-fi take on the forces that bind us together