Join BloomBars and DC Moving Pictures for a groundbreaking experimental film...
What: Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
When: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:00 PM
Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds support BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968, 75 min) - is a 1968 experimental docu-drama film written, directed, and conceived by African-American film director and documentarian William Greaves.
Our discussion will be lead by Chris Rue, of DC Moving Pictures – a movie screening project dedicated to showcasing great movies and great filmmakers at local spaces in and around the District.
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In his one-of-a-kind fiction/documentary hybrid Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One, director William Greaves presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York’s Central Park, leaving them to try to figure out what kind of movie they’re making. A couple enacts a break-up scenario over and over, a documentary crew films a crew filming the crew, locals wander casually into the frame: the project defies easy description. Yet this wildly innovative sixties counterculture landmark remains one of the most tightly focused and insightful movies ever made about making movies.
The film, which is shot and presented in the style of a cinéma vérité documentary, attempts to capture and examine pure reality unhindered by the presence of the cameras all around. It is perhaps most memorable for the layers of metatextual storytelling inherent in the concept of the story: that of a documentary inside a documentary inside a documentary. Although “Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One” was never released theatrically, the film is now considered a cult classic.
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PARKING INFORMATION - Street parking on 11th St and on adjacent streets – avoid Residential-Only spots. Two (2) parking garages are a short walk away (*14th St near Target, and *Park Rd at Giant Food) and there’s the Columbia Heights METRO Station. We encourage you to arrive on time and take advantage of the METRO or the parking garages. Thank you!