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"A trenchant conversation piece from a promising new director, TEST PATTERN provides ample room for one’s biases and privilege to shape our interpretation of what’s on screen."

— Carlos Aguilar, LA Times

And here's a pre-recorded conversation between Shatara Michelle Ford and James Gray.

Part psychological horror, part realist drama, this exhilarating debut feature from Shatara Michelle Ford is set against the backdrop of national discussions around inequitable health care and policing, the #metoo movement, and race in America. Test Pattern follows an interracial couple whose relationship is put to the test after a Black woman is sexually assaulted and her white boyfriend drives her from hospital to hospital in search of a rape kit. Their story reveals the systemic injustices and social conditioning women face when navigating sex and consent within the American patriarchy. Winner of top prizes at the BlackStar and New Orleans Film Festivals, this gripping social thriller offers a unique exploration of institutional racism and sexism from a Black female point of view.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    82 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Shatara Michelle Ford
  • Screenwriter
    Shatara Michelle Ford
  • Cast
    Brittany S. Hall, Will Brill, Gail Bean
  • Cinematographer
    Ludovica Isidori
  • Editor
    Katy Miller, Matt Tassone