Beyond the Black Rainbow is the writing and directing debut of Panos Cosmatos, a mysterious figure I know absolutely nothing about, but whom I gather shares a fascination with the aesthetics of 70's/early 80's sci-fi in the form of Kubrickian whites and Jodorowsky-esque surrealism (with a touch of Ken Russell's Altered States). The official line on the film is that it's a "Reagan-era fever dream" about a young woman imprisoned by a sinister scientist who struggles to escape her confines. In looking at the trailer, all I can say is: damn. I'm impressed and definitely more than a little intrigued. The film is slated to appear magically sometime this spring, through VOD or a limited theatrical run. Keep an eye out.