1968. USA. 75 min. English, French. Partially Subtitled.
Director: William Greaves. Featuring: William Greaves, Patricia Ree Gilbert, Don Fellows, Jonathan Gordon, Bob Rosen.
Full of experimentation and social critique, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One remains fresh and radical in its 50th anniversary year. In this one-of-a-kind documentary, William Greaves takes storytelling to new heights. The film explores the tensions and emotions that arise in the process of filmmaking, as three separate camera crews record different parts of the processes and people involved, from directors and actors to bystanders in New York City’s Central Park. Greaves blurs the line between fiction and reality with a multilayered examination of the artistic process, even as his own crew turns against him and stages a revolt.
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