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Trailer Now Available for TEST PATTERN – Shatara Michelle Ford’s Powerful Debut Exploring Gender, Race, and Consent

TEST PATTERN Shatara Michelle Ford’s Powerful #MeToo Drama Opens Feb 19 via Kino Lorber

Part psychological horror, part realist drama, TEST PATTERN unfolds against the backdrop of national discussions around inequitable health care and policing, the #MeToo movement, and race in America. The film 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. The film analyzes the effects of the systemic factors and social conditioning women face when navigating sex and consent within the American patriarchy, along with exploring institutional racism from a black female point of view.

Shatara Michelle Ford, USA, 82m

Opens February 19 via Kino Lorber

Winner: BlackStar Film Festival – Lionsgate/STARZ Producer Award
Winner: New Orleans Film Festival – Narrative Features Jury Award

Written and directed by Shatara Michelle Ford
Starring: Brittany S. Hall, Will Brill, Gail Bean, and Drew Fuller

“A must-see gem… a serious discovery, and the kind of project that should rocket [Ford] (and her stars) to a new level of Hollywood hype.” —Kate Erbland, Indiewire
“Offers a fresh way of examining sexual assault and its aftermath on screen, one that feels just as emblematic of its moment as Thelma & Louise.”
– Soraya Nadia McDonald, Film Comment

Starting On: February 19, 2021
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