Two women in their twenties, friends, supposedly, conduct experiments in a Maine fishing village incorporating surveillance and clairvoyance, trust and doubt. Bingham Bryant and Kyle Molzan’s microbudget experimental Super 16 feature “For the Plasma,” which had its Chicago debut at 2015’s Chicago Underground Film Festival, mixes verdant landscape with shimmery surveillance and passages of solitude with the simmer of paranoia in a fashion not often played through in narrative filmmaking. The ticklish electronic score is by Keiichi Suzuki. With Anabelle LeMieux, Rosalie Lowe, Tom Lloyd, James Mark Han, Ryohei Hoshi. 94m. (Ray Pride)
“For the Plasma” opens Friday, July 29 at Facets.
Ray Pride is Newcity’s film critic and a contributing editor of Filmmaker magazine. He is also a photographer: his history of Chicago “Ghost Signs” in words and images is forthcoming; previews on Twitter (twitter.com/chighostsigns) as well as daily photography on Instagram: instagram.com/raypride. Twitter: twitter.com/rayPride. (Photo: Jorge Colombo.)