Sci-Fi Film Series 2014: Upstream Color
USA, 2013, 96 Minute Running Time
Wednesday, July 9th at the Sie FilmCenter with post-film discussion led by health scientist Nicole Garneau.
The Sci-Fi Film Series is hosted by Vincent Piturro, English and Film professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
A young woman is abducted and seemingly brainwashed via an organic material harvested from a specific orchid. She later meets a man and after the two fall for each other, they come to realize he may also have been subjected to the same process. The two search urgently for a place of safety within each other and struggle to assemble the fragments of their wrecked lives as they are unknowingly drawn into the life cycle of a presence that permeates the microscopic world, moving to nematodes, plant life, livestock, and back again.
DIRECTOR: Shane Carruth