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Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
(Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One)

by William GREAVES

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After training at the Actors Studio in the late 1940s, William Greaves (1926–2014), frustrated by the stereotyped roles reserved for him, moved into directing to show reality « from a black perspective ». Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One is still the most astonishing experience in his filmography. It is the story of the making of a film, edited from three embedded viewpoints. Greaves takes the role of an « ignorant director» who loses control over his feature and leads his crew – a mix of men and women, Blacks and Whites – to break free from his authority and question the meaning of the project and their place within it. As a sort of democratic metonymy, the film becomes an open-ended story about the reinvention of a collective. Camille Bui

  • Titre français
    Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
  • Original title
    Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
  • Titre international
    Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
  • Scénario
    William Greaves
  • Photo
    Stevan Larner
  • Montage
    William Greaves
  • Musique
    Miles Davis
  • Distribution
    Janus Films
  • Support de projection
    DCP
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF

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