The first full trailer for the independent production Upstream Color has just hit the web. The film will premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival on January 21, followed by screenings at the Berlin International Film Festival in early February. Writer/director Shane Carruth’s previous film Primer (2004) won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance for its respective year. The Sundance festival’s description of the film is as follows:
Kris is derailed from her life when she is drugged by a small-time thief. But something bigger is going on. She is unknowingly drawn into the life cycle of a presence that permeates the microscopic world, moving to nematodes, plant life, livestock, and back again. Along the way, she finds another being—a familiar, who is equally consumed by the larger force. The two search urgently for a place of safety within each other as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of their wrecked lives.
Upstream Color will open for a limited run beginning April 5. The film currently has no theatrical release dates scheduled for D.C., but depending on how well the film performs at Sundance, that might change. For updated information about the film, visit its website here. The film stars Carruth and Amy Seimetz (Tiny Furniture, The Myth of the American Sleepover).