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Friday, May 26, 2006, 8:00 pm, $6

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In late 1908 Czech poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote his “Requiem For a Friend”over two fevered nights at the Hotel Biron in Paris. A hundred years later a paratheatre group in Berkeley California prepares to stage his “Requiem”as a performance ritual.  Time dissolves as impressions of the contemporary era begin haunting Rilke’s night dreams and consequently, inspiring the creative processes of writing this tribute to his friend, the artist Paula Modersohn-Becker, who unexpectedly died eighteen days after birthing her first child.  “The Greater Circulation” is a cinematic treatment of Rilke’s powerful prose addressing the central drama of all women who feel torn between sacrificing their lives to their Art or to Motherhood. 2005; 93 min. USA, shot on equal parts HD video and super 8 film.

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about the filmmaker

Antero Alli is a Berkeley-based underground filmmaker with seven features to his credit including “Hysteria”, “Tragos” and “Under a Shipwrecked Moon”.  He is also director of ParaTheatrical ReSearch, a group of ritualists and performers dedicated to asocial ritual dynamics. Read his vision statement at:

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