2. Primer (2004)
Written & directed by Shane Carruth
Shane Carruth’s first feature film. Made 100 percent independently, from a budget of about $7,000. The story of two young scientists, Abe and Aaron, who inadvertently create a device that enables them to duplicate items. When they notice that it’s not exactly a duplicate, they decide to experiment a little further, making the device large enough for a human guinea pig trial. Their experiment goes as planned, but just what exactly did they stumble upon? You’ll need to see this one at least 2 or 3 times, because a lot of math and science is involved, but that is just part of the fun. Each viewing gets better and more intriguing like wine with age.