- English spoken
Something is wrong with Renesha. An untouched glass of water is slipping between her relaxed hands. She doesn’t seem fully aware of the too-eager man caressing and kissing her. It’s an unnerving opening to Shatara Michelle Ford’s electric directorial debut “Test Pattern,” one that soon gives away to a flashback of happier times.
A then-lively Renesha is out with friends at a bar when a young man emboldened by liquid courage steps up to ask for her number. He’s different from the first man seen in the movie—a little insecure, kind, and charming. Evan is a tattoo artist and soon becomes a supportive partner to Renesha’s outgoing and ambitious career woman. Just after starting a new job, Renesha joins her friend Amber for a girl’s night out. Evan stays home. While the pair are out at a bar, two mysterious men approach them and claim they’re celebrating the sale of their company. Their insistence and Amber’s pleas push Renesha to stay, drink, and dance with them. Renesha’s world starts to spin, and then everything goes wrong.