Film

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One + Shorts

 
 
Wed, Aug 22, 2018
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Introduction by Ina Archer (Media Conservation & Digitization Assistant, Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History & Culture)

 
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm

Dir. William Greaves
1968, 75min, 35mm

 

Documentarian William Greaves’ meta-cinematic mind-bender lets loose three film crews in Central Park with minimal instructions, leaving them to draw their own conclusions about the director’s intentions (and competence). The resulting film-within-a-film-within-a-film is a one-of-a-kind counterculture masterpiece that “without being in any overt sense ‘about race,’…is mischievously eloquent on the struggles of the black artist in a supposedly liberal society” (A. O. Scott, The New York Times).

 
Karate B Roll from Black Journal

Dir. William Greaves
1970, 5min

 

Segment from the NET-produced program showing martial arts instructors teaching a class while a small jazz band plays. With karate master Ron Taganashi.

 
 
 
Morris

Dir. Hortense “Tee” Beveridge
c. 1960s, 9 min

 

A daringly experimental narrative made with members of the Brownsville Youth Center.

 
 
 
 
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