Courtesy of Kino Lorber

Screening & Live Event
Test Pattern

Part of Curators’ Choice 2021
Saturday, January 15, 5:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image

With Shatara Michelle Ford in person

Dir. Shatara Michelle Ford. United States. 2020, 82 mins. With Brittany S. Hall, Will Brill, Gail Bean. Debut writer-director Ford has crafted a gripping narrative centered on the perspective of Renesha (the remarkable Brittany S. Hall), a successful Black woman who works at a nonprofit and lives with her white artist boyfriend in Texas. Using a hazy, muted color palette to capture Renesha’s emotions and experiences, Ford dives deep into the dynamics of sex and power in contemporary society, revealing how effortlessly a man can violate a woman’s body. Test Pattern is a meticulously visualized and powerfully conceived exploration of the effects of systemic, patriarchal injustice. Winner of Lionsgate/STARZ Producer Award at the 2019 BlackStar Film Festival. A Kino Lorber release.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum's admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.