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Test Pattern

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 female point of view.

Tickets: $10 (members), $12 (nonmembers)

A must-see gem. One of the year’s first true discoveries.
Kate Erbland, Indiewire
...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

SPECIAL EVENTS

Q&A filmmaker Shatara Michelle Ford moderated by JBFC Film Programmer Saidah Russell

Thursday, Mar. 18 2021, 7:00

Shatara Michelle Ford is a Black American filmmaker born in rural Arkansas and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Their work explores class, power, womanhood, identity, memory, perception and race. Her script, Queen Elizabeth was featured on the 2017 Black List. Test Pattern is their debut feature.

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