Part psychological horror, part realist drama, this exhilarating debut feature from Shatara Michelle
Ford is set against the backdrop of national discussions around inequitable health care and policing,
the #metoo movement, and race in America. 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.
Audio commentary by director Shatara Michelle Ford | Shatara Michelle Ford in conversation with James Gray | Trailer