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"Everything is about sex, except sex, which is about power." - Oscar Wilde


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
    2019
  • Runtime
    82 min
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Note
    Content Note: This film includes a depiction of sexual assault.
  • Director
    Shatara Michelle Ford
  • Screenwriter
    Shatara Michelle Ford
  • Producer
    Pin-Chun Liu, Shatara Michelle Ford,
  • Executive Producer
    Brooke Jordan, Brittany S. Hall
  • Co-Producer
    Yu-Hao Su, Will Brill, Gail Bean, Drew Fuller
  • Cast
    Brittany S. Hall, Will Brill, Gail Bean, Drew Fuller
  • Cinematographer
    Ludovica Isidori
  • Editor
    Matt Tassone, Katy Miller
  • Production Design
    Eloise Ayala
  • Sound Design
    Thomas Ouziel
  • Music
    Robert Ouyang Rusli