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Primer with Shane Carruth in person


Dir. Shane Carruth. 2004, 77 mins. 35mm. With Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden. Writer-director-star Carruth captivated the Sundance crowd this year with his new feature Upstream Color. His 2004 debut, Primer, won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, and has since gained a large and devoted cult following. Filmed on a shoestring budget, this mind-bending and mysterious tale of a group of young scientists who invent a time machine in a garage never sounds or goes where you expect it to.

This event is sold out. Some tickets may become available at the door on a stand-by basis. Tickets: $20 public / $12 Museum members / free for Silver Screen members and above.