Shane Carruth is a demi-god. The writer and director of one of the best movies of all time is back. Primer, a scientific/engineering feet of artistic brilliance was the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Ok, if you have no comprehension of what a Primer is, the excitement that I am going to show here in a second isn’t going to make any sense at all. YES! YES! YES! I’m ok now. Everything’s fine here, go about your business.
On March 27th of 2013, all indications are that Upstream Color – Carruth’s first movie since Primer will be debuting at Sundance. Here’s the official explanation of what Upstream Color is all about: A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.
So, here is the first teaser for Upstream Color:
And here is the latest trailer that just came out:
If you haven’t seen Primer here is a great trailer to show you a bit of the magic:
But I recommend you purchase a copy seeing as though this YouTube video is kinda weak. But it is a bit difficult to get ahold of it. So, do what you gotta do. If you’d like to swing by Colorado Springs and join me in a watch, I’m always open for meeting new people! Especially while watching some of the best cinema of all time. And after you watch it – feel free to check out my review of said movie here. If you already knew what a Shane Carruth was – and knew about his stellar first movie – well done! You are intimately familiar with one of the greatest movies of all time and you understand greatness when you see it. I’ve talked elsewhere here on the blog about Shane Carruth’s movie idea entitled A Topiary that has been bouncing around the rumor mill for nigh on five years now? But that has gotten zero traction from what I am hearing. And did you hear that Shane consulted on Looper? Well he did. That was a good movie – tho a bit schizophrenic. But I still really enjoyed it.