"The concepts raised in “The Book of Jane” are profound and often complex
and provide evidence of the artistic power that can be generated through
underground filmmaking." - Phil Hall (5 stars) filmthreat.com
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~ A BENEFIT SCREENING ~
Thursday February 12, 2015 -- 8pm
Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut (near University Ave) Berkeley
Admission: $10 -$20. ~ Filmmaker in person for Q&A.
Proceeds to offset production costs for Antero's next film, "Out of the Woods"
Alice (Marianne Shine), a Professor of Comparative Religion, is writing a book exalting the ancient values of pre-Hellenic goddess mythologies. One day she meets Jane (Luna Olcott), an enigmatic older woman who roams the university campus, sleeps under a bridge, and rattles Alice with her disturbing insights. Alice is also a muse to her live-in partner Colette (Madeline H.D. Brown), an inspired artist who paints goddess portraits. When Colette hears about Jane, she encourages a reluctant Alice to invite her over for dinner. "The Book of Jane" is an urban fable of Feminine initiation for three women of different generations attempting to embody the values of an ancient culture -- but at a deep cost none of them expected.
"The central performances by Luna Olcott and Marianne Shine are astonishing.
The women brilliantly absorb the idiosyncratic failings and triumphs of their
respective characters, resulting in a pair of in-depth creations that resonate
with a myriad of emotions." - Phil Hall, filmthreat.com (5 stars)
(from left to right)
Luna Olcott as "Jane", Madeline H.D. Brown
as "Colette", and Marianne Shine as "Alice"
Morpheus Ravenna as "The Morrigan"
Felecia W. Faulkner as "Detective Aymes"
Duncan Cook as "The Apartment Manager"
Nathan Rosquist as "Tom the Student"
Brian Livingston as "The Coroner"
Sylvi Alli as "The Raven Singer"
Joe Estlack as "The Plainclothes Cop"
"I am you in the future."
~ About the Production ~
Vision Statement, The Crew, Filmography, Reviews, DVD, Soundtrack
Click above image for production details
Drowned in your waters, swept away by your storms, laid bare
on your rocky shores -- my corpse ravaged by a murder of crows.
I am yours to do with as you will. Phantom Queen, Great Queen,
where will you take me today? - THE BOOK OF JANE
"Heart" by Sylvi Alli from the soundtrack.