Enzian On Demand
Stream new release Test Pattern and support Enzian!
Here’s how this works:
For $12, the service provider will grant you access to the film, which is viewable on any internet-connected device including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. If you have the appropriate technology (Chromecast, Amazon Firestick, AirPlay, Apple TV, Smart TV, etc), you may be able to stream this to your television at home from your computer or phone.
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For every purchase of Test Pattern from Friday, March 5th, through Thursday, March 18th, nearly 50% goes directly back to Enzian in an effort to support us. We appreciate your support!
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.
USA, 2019, 82 minutes, Not Rated, Directed by Shatara Michelle Ford
"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
“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