• Discovering William Greaves

    A producer, director, writer, editor, cameraman, actor, dancer, drama teacher, and songwriter, William Greaves has been hailed as an American Renaissance man. In this new program, Greaves, documentary filmmaker St. Clair Bourne, actress Ruby Dee, wife and producting partner Louise Archambault, an...

  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Two Takes by William Greaves

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    Directed by William Greaves • 1968 • United States
    Starring William Greaves, Patricia Ree Gilbert, Don Fellows

    In his one-of-a-kind fiction/documentary hybrid SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM: TAKE ONE, the pioneering William Greaves presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York’s Central Park, leaving...

  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One

    Directed by William Greaves • 1968 • United States
    Starring William Greaves, Patricia Ree Gilbert, Don Fellows

    In his one-of-a-kind fiction/documentary hybrid SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM TAKE ONE, director William Greaves presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York’s Central Park, leaving them t...

  • Nationtime

    Directed by William Greaves • 1972 • United States

    Best known for his avant-garde meta-documentary SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM, William Greaves was also the director of over one hundred documentary films, the majority focused on African American history, politics, and culture. NATIONTIME is a report o...

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    Directed by William Greaves • 1972 • United States

    Best known for his avant-garde meta-documentary SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM, William Greaves was also the director of over one hundred documentary films, the majority focused on African American history, politics, and culture. NATIONTIME is a report o...

  • Nationtime

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    Directed by William Greaves • 1972 • United States
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    Best known for his avant-garde meta-documentary SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM, William Greaves was also the director of over one hundred documentary films, the majority focused on African American history, politics, and cult...

  • Our Paul: Remembering Paul Robeson

    In this video program, produced in 2006, actors Ruby Dee and James Earl Jones and filmmaker William Greaves recall Paul Robeson, his impact on African-American culture, and the controversy that plagued his final years.

  • Steve Buscemi on SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM

    Acclaimed actor and director Steve Buscemi first saw SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM TAKE ONE at the Sundance Film Festival, in 1992, and he was so taken with it and director William Greaves that he pledged his support to the film and any sequels. In this new interview, recorded in New York in 2006, Buscem...

  • Notes on THE INHERITANCE

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    To celebrate the streaming premiere of THE INHERITANCE, director Ephraim Asili has curated a program of formally, intellectually, and politically radical films that inspired his brilliant debut feature. Encompassing landmarks of Black American cinema by Oscar Micheaux (WITHIN OUR GATES) and Kathl...