Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One

Directed by William Greaves • 1968 • United States

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 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 casually 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.

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Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One

    Directed by William Greaves • 1968 • United States

    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 to try to figure out what kind of movie they’re making. A cou...

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    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...