A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of their wrecked lives.
Upstream Color tells the story of a woman (Amy Seimetz) who is abducted and hypnotized with an organic material harvested from a specific flower. When she falls for a man (Shane Carruth), the two come to realize he may also have been subjected to the same process. They search urgently for a place of safety within each other and struggle to assemble the fragments of their wrecked lives, unknowingly drawn into the life cycle of a presence that permeates the microscopic world.
Athens Ciné, Athens, GA