MICROCINEMA | VIRTUAL CINEMA

TEST PATTERN

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 woman’s point of view.

* Content Warning: This film includes a depiction of sexual assault.

RUNNING TIME

82 Minutes

DIRECTOR / WRITER

Shatara Michelle Ford

COUNTRY

US

RSVP here for a free virtual conversation between Test Pattern writer/director Shatara Michelle Ford and filmmaker James Gray on March 2 at 7:00pm ET, hosted by the Museum of the Moving Image.

Watch a Q&A with writer/director Shatara Michelle Ford and actors Brittany S. Hall and Will Brill, moderated by Ira Madison III and hosted by the Coolidge Corner Theater: