Drink boxed wine
Primer came out in 2004. It was a delightful time-travel romp of a film – if you take delight by trying to claw your brain out. The movie was made on a tiny budget, with director Shane Carruth also being the producer, writer, and lead actor. This incestual virtuoso was able to take on all of that responsibility, release a film that developed a cult-ish following, then seemingly went into hiding. Nothing was known about any follow-up effort, until Shane showed up at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, threw Upstream Color into the ring, pissed all over the audience, and walked away while giving everyone the bird. The piss and bird parts are only a metaphor for what Upstream Color does to an audience. The Bulls are kind of like the Upstream Color of the basketball world – both make about as much sense as dividing a perfectly fine compound word and making it two words for a team name. What I am trying to say is that NB welcomes a new member to the family, the forthcoming DJ HatesYou Jr. Good day, sir!
Upstream Color comes out April 5th.