Test Pattern
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Test Pattern

April 2–30

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

This riveting and timely drama on race and sexuality is "one of the year's must-see indie gems" (IndieWire).

20/21 Hop Film

$8 public; $5 Dartmouth employees
Free for Hop Members & Dartmouth students

When you rent the film, you will have through Fri, Apr 30 to watch it.
See our step-by-step instructions and FAQs for more information on how to watch.

Test Pattern – Official Trailer


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. This gripping social thriller offers a unique exploration of institutional racism and sexism from a Black woman's point of view. D: Shatara Michelle Ford, US, 1h22m

Content warning: This film includes a depiction of sexual assault.

"Critic's Pick! Intelligent and engrossing … a quietly momentous first feature."
– Variety

"In line with … I May Destroy You, it's part of an indispensable breakthrough in media."
– Los Angeles Times

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