Chattanooga Now Film club screens 'Upstream Color' (June 2)

Chattanooga Now Film club screens 'Upstream Color' (June 2)

May 30th, 2013 in Chattnow Movies

Chattanooga film club Mise En Scenesters will screen the "mind-bending" sci-fi film "Upstream Color" at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave.

MES founder/programmer Chris Dortch says the second feature from writer/director/editor/producer/star Shane Carruth is considered "one of the most unique and visionary films of 2013."

The film premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival. It centers on a man (Carruth) and woman (Amy Seimetz), whose lives and behaviors are affected by a complex parasite, without them even knowing it. The parasite has a three-stage life cycle in which it passes from humans to pigs to orchids, according to an online synopsis.

"This is one you really want to experience in a theatrical setting," Dortch says in a news release. "You will want to talk about it as soon as you see it, and we're honestly looking forward to the conversations."

Tickets are $5. Proceeds go directly to the filmmaker.

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