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Test Pattern
Kino Lorber

Narrative Feature, 88 Minutes
Kino Lorber
Original Score by Robert Ouyang Rusli

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Test Pattern follows the making and unmaking of an interracial couple in Austin, Texas.

“Test Pattern achieves a lot with very little: The film’s nonlinear editing and cannily scored silences invite our interpretations, locating in them the entanglements of race and gender.”
Devika Girish, New York Times




Soundtrack



Test Pattern composer interview with the Harvard Crimson


Reviews

“Test Pattern achieves a lot with very little: The film’s nonlinear editing and cannily scored silences invite our interpretations, locating in them the entanglements of race and gender.”
Devika Girish, New York Times

“A brilliant debut… whose intellectual impact feels almost physical in its intensity.”
Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“Stunning in its examination of blackness, whiteness, gender, and class… This is talent. Pure, plain and simple.”
K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone

“Intelligent and engrossing… [a] quietly momentous first feature.”
Jessica Kiang, Variety

“Transposes the discourse around the #MeToo movement from whiteness to a Black female lens. In line with... I May Destroy You, it’s part of an indispensable breakthrough in media.”
Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times

“An engrossing human drama, one that examines the intersections and inequalities between race, gender, and healthcare in a poignant and powerful way.”
Monica Castillo, RogerEbert.com

"A film poised to become one of the year’s must-see indie gems... one the year's first true discoveries." - Kate Erbland, Indiewire

"A staggeringly impressive debut… It's a cinematic achievement.” - Jourdain Searles, The Hollywood Reporter

Test Pattern 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

Awards

  • Winner: Lionsgate/STARZ Producer Award – BlackStar Film Festival
  • Winner: Jury Award – New Orleans Film Festival
  • Winner: Special Jury Award – DeadCenter Film Festival
  • Official Selection: Mill Valley Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, St. Louis Film Festival, Virginia Film Festival, Montclair Film Festival, Milwaukee Film Festival, Tacoma Film Festival, Cucalorus Film Festival

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