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New Strains

  • Comedy,
  • English,
  • 78 Minutes,
  • United States
  • Friday, October 13


    3S Artspace

  • Saturday, October 14


    The Press Room

  • Director: Artemis Shaw, Prashanth Kamalakanthan
  • Producers: Artemis Shaw, Kate Stahl
  • Screenwriters: Artemis Shaw, Prashanth Kamalakanthan
  • Starring: Artemis Shaw, Prashanth Kamalakanthan, Olivier Sherman, Cynthia Talmadge

As a mysterious pandemic emerges, a squabbling couple in lockdown begin to act like children. Shot without a crew on Hi8 video during the New York City lockdown, filmmakers Artemis Shaw and Prashanth Kamalakanthan turn the lens on themselves to construct a sci-fi inflected portrait of a couple descending into toxic co-dependency.