• Greek Title Συμβιοψυχωταξίπλασμα: Λήψη Πρώτη
  • Original Title Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
  • Year: 1968
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: USA
  • Duration: 75'
  • Director / Scriptwriter: William Greaves
  • Cinematography: Terry Filgate, Stevan Larner
  • Editing: William Greaves
  • Music / Score: Miles Davis
  • Cast: Patricia Ree Gilbert, Don Fellows, Jonathan Gordon, Bob Rosen, William Greaves
  • Production: William Greaves, Manuel Melamed
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: English
  • Format: Μη διαθέσιμη πληροφορία
  • Subtitles: Greek
  • Print Source: Janus Films

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.

William Greaves

Director, producer and writer William Greaves began his career as an actor on Broadway and in motion pictures. His work behind the camera earned him over 70 international film festival awards including an Emmy and four Emmy nominations. In 1980 he was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame. Greaves produced and directed television, documentaries and feature films over the course of his career. For two years, he served as executive producer and co-host of the pioneering network television series “Black Journal”. Retrospectives of William Greaves work have been held at the ΜΟΜΑ Museum of Modern Art and the Brooklyn Museum in New York.

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