Friends and Fellow Cinema Lovers, I've added a new film to this week's busy calendar!
What: Antero Alli's "Hysteria," with director Alli in person
When: Friday September 11, 2009 7:30 PM
992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
[masked]Antero Alli's Hysteria, with director in person
Join us the evening of September 11 at Artists Television Access for a rare screening of Berkeley-based filmmaker Antero Alli's powerful post-9/11 film, Hysteria
"During the Serb-Croatian war a young soldier and devout Catholic unwittingly drinks tea made from the hallucinogenic datura flower and experiences what he believes to be a visitation from the Virgin Mary. In this religious vision, he receives a dangerous mission which he takes to heart and travels to post-9/11 America -- Oakland, California -- to fulfill. While preparing for his apotheosis, two Persian sisters who live next door surreptitiously involve themselves with him towards potentially disastrous results. As one critic writes, "Hysteria
is a profound and frequently disturbing work of intelligence that forces viewers to weigh in on emotional issues that haunted America as a result of the tragic events of 9/11, the damage created by religious dogma, the terror in dealing with inner fears, and the inability to justify a societal mind frame built on a foundation of selfish behavior." The film "solidifies Antero Alli's place among the most talented contemporary filmmakers. The superior level of artistry and honesty achieved in Hysteria
is so rare to find that this film can easily be classified as an instant classic."
For more information about this film: http://www.verticalpool.com/hysteria.html
Artists' Television Access info: www.atasite.org
7:30 Meet at the nearby Marsh Cafe (1070 Valencia at 21st St.) for coffee and conversation.
8:00 Walk to ATA (992 Valencia St.) to purchase tickets and take our seats. The program starts at 8:30.
10:00 Afterwards we will meet at the Revolution Cafe (3248 22nd St., between Valencia and Mission) for refreshments and conversation.
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/radical-visions-cinema/calendar/11328474/