Artists' Television Access


Friday, January 29, 2010, 8:00 pm, $6

A film by Antero Alli (in Person)

birdA theatre troupe camps out in a forest to perform their director’s vision of Antonin Artaud’s magic theatre of ghosts, gods and spirits. During their forest experiment Alex, the director, is haunted by disturbing dreams where Artaud appears and mocks his theatrical ambitions. When these strange nightmares persist, Alex stops sleeping in an attempt to regain control over his mind. Sleep-deprived and with his sanity pushed to its limits, he seeks help from a Psychotherapist who suggests hypnosis as a means to discover the source of his problems. What follows is a hypnagogic journey through the internal landscape of Alex’s subconscious memories and dreams, a sojourn that leads us to a place beyond belief, beyond words, and beyond the mind itself.  (2008; 111 min. USA; Antero Alli . Super-8 film, HDV & mini-dv)