Detroit Film Theatre


A.O. SCOTT SELECTS: SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM: TAKE ONE

Saturday, March 25, 2017

3:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(USA/1968—directed by William Greaves)

In his one-of-a-kind fiction/documentary hybrid Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One, independent African-American 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 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. Introduced in person by New York Times film critic A.O. Scott. (75 minutes)

“One of the great experimental films, one of the great ’60s films, one of the great black films — just one of the great films, period.” –A.O. Scott, The New York Times

 
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