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Test Pattern

Director: Shatara Michelle Ford
Narrative Features
Running Time:82:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
12:00 AM EST
Saturday, November 21
Streaming On-demand

Renesha is out for a night with her best friend when they meet up with two strangers and things go terribly wrong. Her white boyfriend drives her from hospital to hospital in search of a rape kit, but they both find out that support for a Black woman who has been sexually assaulted isn’t so easy to find and their interracial relationship is put to the test. Shatara Michelle Ford’s tense drama delivers an emotional and painfully real commentary on access to healthcare in America. Subtle in some ways and overpowering in others, Test Pattern analyzes sex and consent in the American patriarchy from a Black female point of view. The result is a sobering reality check and an urgent call for awareness and change.