A fun girls’ night out transforms into a living nightmare in “Test Pattern,” Shatara Michelle Ford’s award-winning feature debut. A trailer for the drama sees Renesha (Brittany S. Hall, “Ballers”) struggling to make sense of what happened the night prior. “I don’t really remember much,” she says. The spot suggests that she’s been drugged and sexually assaulted.
When Renesha’s boyfriend Evan (Will Brill, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) suggests they go to the hospital, she agrees, but getting a rape kit proves more difficult than the interracial couple ever could have imagined. They are turned away from hospital after hospital.
Described as “part psychological horror, part realist drama” that takes place against “the backdrop of national discussions around inequitable health care and policing, the #MeToo movement, and race in America,” “Test Pattern” took home honors at BlackStar Film Festival and New Orleans Film Festival. The film opens February 19 via Kino Lorber.