Factory 25

For the Plasma

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This special limited edition slipcover is limited to 1,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

Factory 25, a Brooklyn-based independent film distribution company was founded in 2009 by Matt Grady. F25 is a home for conceptually provocative narratives and documentaries. Its mission is to deliver specialized film and music titles in an aesthetically captivating way while exposing the indie world to under-the-radar films, music, and other curiosities in various ways and formats — theatrically, digitally, on TV, VOD, via subscription, limited edition DVDs,  Blu-ray's, books and vinyl. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

For the Plasma begins in a remote house on the coast of Maine, where a young woman named Helen has found work as a forest-fire lookout responsible for monitoring the nearby woodland. While analyzing CCTV footage of the surrounding forest, she discovers that by reconfiguring her perception she can predict shifts in global financial markets. But when her inquisitive friend Charlie arrives at the house, Helen finds herself challenged by her new colleague, and the two girls’ relationship begins to unravel. From this cryptic premise grows a lo-fi mind-bender of intimate scale and startling relevance, flirting with genre conventions even as it subverts them. To the strains of an electronic score by Keiichi Suzuki (Zatoichi, Outrage), For the Plasma juxtaposes pastoral imagery with surveillance technology, its every shade and shadow captured in gorgeous 16mm.

"A liberating alternative to anything else in recent American cinema.” – Eric Kohn, INDIEWIRE

Original Soundtrack by Keiichi Suzuki

directed by: Bingham Bryant & Kyle Molzan
starring: Anabelle LeMieux, Rosalie Lowe, Tom Lloyd, James Mark Han and Ryohei Hoshi
2016 / 94 min / 1.33:1 / English DTS-HD MA 2.0

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Commentary by Bingham Bryant and Kyle Molzan
  • Foreign Powers, A short film by Bingham Bryant
  • Trailer
  • 24 page booklet includes an essay by Mario Bellatin
  • Interview with Bingham Bryant and Kyle Molzenan by John Magary
  • English SDH subtitles

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