Dallas moviegoers this weekend will finally get their chance to see Upstream Color, the sophomore film from DFW-bred filmmaker Shane Carruth, whose first film, a time-travel movie called Primer, won the top prize at Sundance nine years ago. The movie, which is roughly about mind control, opens in Dallas on Friday.
Carruth's films are strange, experimental, anti-Hollywood tales, making him a minor cult hero among film nerds. So with a near-deafening buzz building around the movie -- he broke a record for advanced ticket sales at one New York screening -- we spoke with Carruth about his filmmaking philosophy, filming in Dallas, and his attitude toward Hollywood, his failed project in between Primer and Upstream,and his next project, called The Modern Ocean.
Read our story here, and see the full Q&A below.
You filmed Upstream Color in and around Dallas, including outside your house in Plano. That must be fun.
It's funny. Up until we started talking about where we shot it, I would get a lot of questions -- people thought that it was Seattle or Portland for some reason. They were always saying, 'So what was it like shooting in the Northwest?' 'What? Are you kidding me? No, it was all Dallas.'More »