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Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Fest
"Primer is the headiest, most singular science-fiction movie since Kubrick made 2001." -Esquire
"Riveting. Radically independent." -Newsweek
"An ingenious movie about the perils of ingenuity. Invigorating. Like Pi or Memento, Primer is the kind of movie likely to inspire both imitators and cultists. Carruth has invented something fascinating." -The New York Times
"Evidence of a unique and unified vision. Every shot has the surprise and intensity of a new idea." -Film Comment
Recommended "An impressive debut...scary, puzzling and different" -Chicago Reader
"A brainteaser of the first order, Primer ranks among the best of recent thrillers such as Memento or The Matrix." -The Onion
"A Z-budget non-pro film made with an inventive high-tech look and style, plus scientific smarts." -Chicago Tribune
Aaron and Abe are two young engineers who conduct extracurricular experiments in their garage. They discover their current project has some unexpected capabilities that could enable them to do and to have anything they want. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity, and dealing with unexpected consequences, proves to be more than they can handle.
Directed by Shane Carruth, U.S.A., 2004, 35mm, 78 mins. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and the Alfred P. Sloan Prize for advancing science and technology in film.