Village 8 Louisville Exclusives presents 'Upstream Color'

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Village 8 Louisville Exclusives presents 'Upstream Color'

In 2004, Shane Carruth made a film entitled Primer. Before becoming a filmmaker he was an engineer and had a degree in mathematics. He is a smart and crafty man, and it shows in Primer. It's an amazing feat of independent filmmaking, having been created for the incredible sum of $7000, showing serious talent and aptitude for creativity despite such a relatively small amount. It's also the only film [I've seen] to tackle the time travel issue and not screw it up by ignoring paradoxes or such things. It tells the story of to men who accidentally create a device that sends whatever is inside it back in time to the point the device was activated. It's confusing and convoluted, but a brilliant and effective film.

(Check out the Movie Meltdown podcast episode in which we try to make sense of it all.)

Now, after having worked on and abandoned another film project, Carruth is finally back with a new product, and it shall be called Upstream Color, playing now at Village 8 Theaters as the newest installment in the Louisville Exclusives series. Amy Steinmetz and Shane Carruth star as Kris and Jeff, respectively, two people “entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism.” The actual subject matter of the film is unclear by the IMDB synopsis or the trailer, but it is by all accounts a fantastic film, having been described as “transcendent,” “visceral and sensuous.”

Upstream Color will be playing at Village 8 until next Thursday, May 2. Village 8 is located at 4014 Dutchmans Lane. Further theater information and showtimes can be found at the Village 8 website.

Image: Internet Movie Database

About Allan Day
My "real" job is bartending, but I'm a writer and a filmmaker, owner of Monkey's Uncle Productions LLC. I am also a single father, avid reader of books, watcher of movies, and listener of music. My idols include Kurt Vonnegut, Charlie Chaplin, Charlie Kaufman, Lloyd Kaufman, Lars von Trier, Ingmar Bergman, Thom Yorke, Jonsi, Don DeLillo, and David Foster Wallace.
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