Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One

Thematic In Process: Documenting Creativity

William Greaves’s experimental and improvisational cinematic masterwork is about the making of the making of a movie. A film crew documents a series of actors who act out the same breakup scene over and over again, and then a second film crew documents the first team of filmmakers. Confused about their roles on the film, the crew meet to discuss the puzzling state of the production among themselves. What movie are they working on and to what purpose? Conflicts mount and tempers flare as the fraught crew members rebel against Greaves, who refuses to define the project or chart its direction. Set in New York City’s Central Park in 1968, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One is an insightful and riotous observation of the psychology of performance and the sometimes tumultuous experience of collective art making.  ST


William Greaves


William Greaves


William Greaves


Terence Macartney-Filgate, Phil Parmet, Stevan Larner, Henry Adebonojo, Jonathan Weaver

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