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"THE BOOK OF JANE" (2013) 

 



"The Book of Jane" (2013; 117 min.) An Urban Fable of Feminine Initiation. Alice, a Professor of Comparative Religion, is writing a book exalting the ancient values of pre-Hellenic goddess mythologies. One day she meets Jane, 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, 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 a story of three woman attempting to advance the values of an ancient culture but at a cost none of them expected. Written, shot, & directed by Antero Alli. Click images for more details.


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"The Book of Jane" reviewed
by Phil Hall for filmthreat.com (5 stars)

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DIRECTOR'S VISION STATEMENT

Soundtrack CD



"FLAMINGOS" (2012) 

 



"Flamingos"
 (2012; 90 min.) An Outlaw Romance Noir. 
Premonitory dreams are the psychic focus of "Flamingos", where twin sisters Beatrice and Zoe are both in love with Ray, a hypnotist-bank robber obsessed by apocalyptic visions. Though Beatrice and Ray are married, Ray runs off with free-spirited Zoe and absconds to a seedy motel to plot their future together. When Beatrice files for divorce, two enigmatic entities from a dream-like Bardo realm take uncommon interest in their fates in this heady cocktail chaser of crime, metaphysics, and amour fou. Written, shot, and directed by Antero Alli. Click images for more details.

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"Flamingos" reviewed

DIRECTOR'S VISION STATEMENT

Soundtrack CD



"TO DREAM OF FALLING UPWARDS" (2011) 




"To Dream of Falling Upwards"
 (2011; 125 min.) A Zany Occult Thriller. 
After the elder magus of an occult order dies, his biological son unexpectedly inherits the temple and plans to commercialize it. This outrages Jack Mason, the more qualified inheritor, whose vow of vengeance spirals his life through a maze of underworld encounters with professional psychopaths, Castaneda-style brujas, and a twist of fate he never saw coming. Meanwhile, Jack's two hot-headed apprentices are assigned an ego-corrosive ritual of going into business as clowns. The director asks, "Is this a tale of an authentic occult initiation disguised as a joke or a joke disguised as an authentic occult initiation?". Written, shot, and directed by Antero Alli. Click image for more details.

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Nudity, sexual situations, language, drug use.

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"To Dream of Falling Upwards" reviewed 
by David Finkelstein for filmthreat.com (4 stars)

DIRECTOR'S LINER NOTES 



"THE INVISIBLE FOREST" (2008) 

 



"The Invisible Forest"
 (2008; 111 min.) A Hypnogogic Drama. 
Alex, an experimental theatre director (Antero Alli), brings his troupe out to the forest to perform his vision of French Surrealist Antonin Artaud's (Clody Cates) magic theatre of ghosts, gods, and demons. During their forest experiment, Alex is haunted by a reoccuring dream where Artaud appears and mocks his ambitions. With his sanity pushed to its limits, Alex visits a psychotherapist who suggests hypnotic regression to remedy his problem in this surrealistic trip through the Subconscious to a place beyond belief, beyond words, and beyond the mind itself. Conceived and directed by Antero Alli featuring the writings of William Shakesepare and Antonin Artaud.  Click images for more details.

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"The Invisible Forest" Reviewed
by David Finkelstein for filmthreat.com (4 stars)

DIRECTOR'S PRODUCTION BLOG



"THE MIND IS A LIAR AND A WHORE" (2007) 

 



"The Mind is a Liar and a Whore
" (2007; 92 min.) An Anxious X-mas Comedy. A typical Berkeley household (a heartbroken Astrologer, a closet Satanist, an Inuit opera singer and a WebCast diva) is forced indoors during an alleged bioterrorist attack and a citywide lockdown. Ona, a webcast diva with her own show, thinks the Feds are shifting into a fullblown police state. Her roomies think she's paranoid. Havoc and hilarity prevail as they all scramble to their own conclusions about what they think might be happening. Written and directed by Antero Alli. Click images for more details.

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"The Mind is a Liar & a Whore" reviewed
by David Finkelstein for filmthreat.com (4 stars)

DIRECTOR'S LINER NOTES



"THE GREATER CIRCULATION" (2005) 




"The Greater Circulation"
 (2005; 93 min.) A Poetic Docufiction. Over three fever-dream nights in the Hotel Biron, Paris 1908, poet Rainer Maria Rilke faces the ghost of his good friend, artist Paula Modersohn-Becker, who died shortly after birthing her first child. Rilke transforms his grief into an epic lament, "Requiem for a Friend" addressing the central drama of women at the crossroads between Art and Motherhood. Meanwhile, a hundred years later in California, three women prepare to perform Rilke's "Requiem" as an avant garde performance ritual . Written & directed by Antero Alli; "Requiem for a Friend" (included in its entirety throughout the film) written by Rainer Maria Rilke. Click images for more details.

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"The Greater Circulation" reviewed
by Phil Hall for filmthreat.com (5 stars)

DIRECTOR'S NOTES



"UNDER A SHIPWRECKED MOON" (2003) 




"Under a Shipwrecked Moon"
 (2003; 96 min.) A Mystical Romance. The power of a long-buried family secret is unleashed when the extreme rituals of a self-made shamanic punk rocker catapult his consciousness into the spirit realm in search of his father, a ship captain who drowned at sea. This ship captain's mother was a Finnish sorceress whose powers were passed onto the punk rocker grandson in this surreal fable of true love and the mystical depths of family bonds. Written, shot and directed by Antero Alli. Click images for more details.

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THIS FILM REVIEWED

SOUNDTRACK ON CD

THE STORY BEHIND THE MOON



"HYSTERIA" (2002) 




"Hysteria"
 (2002; 83 min.) A Post-9/11 Suspense Drama. During the Serb-Croatian war, Ikar, a young Catholic soldier unwittingly drinks datura tea and hallucinates a visitation from the Holy Virgin Mary, an apparition that gives him a dangerous mission. To fulfill his destiny, Ikar travels to Oakland California and starts training as a pugilist. Meanwhile two Persian sisters, Peri and Marian, become fascinated with their mysterious new neighbor and are drawn into his incendiary life. Written by Antero Alli and Jakob Bokulich. Directed and shot by Antero Alli. Click images for more details.

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"Hysteria" reviewed
by Phil Hall for filmthreat.com (5 stars)

COMMENTS FROM CAST AND CREW



"TRAGOS" (2000/01) 

 



"Tragos"
 (2000/01; 105 min.) A Cyber-Noir Witch Hunt. An urban tribe of technopagans perform their ecstatic rites in "Tragos", a virtual reality realm. One night their leader, Bella Luxor, overamps the VR program and emerges blind. Her sister, Vivika, does not return at all and remains in the VR world as a disembodied entity. Bob Logos, a fundamentalist Christian attourney, views Vivika's mysterious death as the workings of a satanic suicide cult and sends a mole into the tribe to gather incriminating evidence. Written and directed by Antero Alli. Click images for more details.

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THIS FILM REVIEWED
by Phil Hall for filmthreat.com (4 stars)

PRODUCTION BACK STORIES



"THE DRIVETIME" (1995) 

 



"The Drivetime" (1995; 86 min.) A Cyber-Fi Time-Travel Tale. In the hopes of obtaining politically sensitive video footage of police riots, a federal achivist from the year 2023 uses a flawed Time Travel device to return to Seattle circa 1999 via the dreams of a video activist who shoots police riots. Written and produced by Antero Alli and Rob Brezsny.
Directed by Antero Alli.

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MULTIPLE REVIEWS OF THIS FILM



LOADED VISIONS: THE VIDEOPOEMS (1991-2001) 

 

"LOADED VISIONS: THE VIDEOPOEMS" 
(1991-2001; 74 min.) Using poetic text as oblique nonlinear narratives. 
Featuring the 27-min. poetry film, "LILY IN LIMBO" starring SYLVI ALLI 


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"This superior collection of short films made over the course of a decade shows 
that Antero Alli, who has made many feature length films, is also a master of the 
short form. Set to poetic texts, often to excellent music by his long time collaborator
Sylvi Alli, these films show Alli’s command of film editing and visual language, and his
ability to draw performances of deeply grounded power from dancers and actors, to
create visions which are indeed “loaded.” They are loaded with the ability to evoke
deep longings, exaltations, historic and cultural memories, and altered spiritual states."

from the review by David Finkelstein for filmthreat.com (7/13/2010) 
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COLD FORCE, text by Alli; MOUVEMENT, text by Rimbaud; ANTI-PHILOSOPHER, text by Tzara. 

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Featuring:
BOOK OF QUESTIONS (1993; 6:00), text by Pablo Neruda
COLD FORCE (1994; 4:00), text by Antero Alli
WITCH BURNING (1998; 4:00), text by Sylvi Plath
A.A. ANTI-PHILOSOPHER (1999; 4:00), text by Tristan Tzara
MOUVEMENT (2001; 4:00) and FAIRY (2001; 4:00), text by Arthur Rimbaud
D.U.I. (1991; 8:00) and THE WORD, WEIRD (1993; 6:30), text by Antero Alli
SOME PASS THIS WAY (1994; 8:00), text by Sean Blosl
and LILY IN LIMBO (1996; 27:00), text by Hilda Doolittle (HD) 
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THE 8-CIRCUIT BRAIN: A Lecture (2009) 


 "The Eight-Circuit Brain" (2009; 87 min.)
Antero is the author of ANGEL TECH (1986; Original Falcon Press) and THE EIGHT-CIRCUIT BRAIN (2009; Vertical Pool), two books that advance Timothy Leary's Eight-Circuit Brain model. In this informal talk, Antero discusses the origins of Leary's system, the nature and function of "outside shocks", vertical connectivities between upper and lower circuits and much more. Click image for more product details. 

Watch excerpt #1 (7 min.) and Watch excerpt #2 (7 min.)

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ParaTheatrical ReSearch Video Documents on DVD
"Orphans of Delirium" and "dreambody/earthbody"


 
"Orphans of Delirium" (2004) and "dreambody/earthbody" (2012)

These two video documents show performance and non-performance modes
of a group paratheatre medium I have been actively developing since 1977. 
This work is also documented in my book, "Towards an Archeology of the Soul". 
For paratheatre DVD information, click either of the above images.
- ANTERO  



Event Producers: Book a Screening in Your Town!

 


Clinton Street Theater, Portland OR, 2011

Though my videos usually screen publically on the USA west coast,
anyone with enough motivation and organizational skills can set 
up a public exhibition. If no admission is charged, these films can
be shown for the cost of the dvd alone ($25). If any admission is 
charged, we split the door 50/50. For those wishing to produce 
a public screening of any of these movies, click this for details.



SPECIAL DISCOUNT OFFERS, POLICIES

 

TWO SPECIAL DISCOUNT OFFERS 
1) First Special Offer: Buy any 3 DVDS and get a fourth DVD free of your
choice. Whether you are paying by PayPal, postal or bank money order,
please list the DVD titles you are ordering plus the free bonus DVD. 
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re: the DVD media format 
Format NTSC. These dvds are recorded in "dvd-r" format, region code "0". The dvd will play on most computers and most dvd players but not all of them. If these dvds do not play on your player, return the dvd in its original (unscratched) condition to receive a full refund.

re: public broadcasts & screenings of my films 
These dvds are released for private home-viewing only. Any public screenings or broadcasts on any public media without written consent from the producers is prohibited by law. Note: I offer very reasonable policies for public showings of my films. If you wish to screen or broadcast my work publically, click this. - Antero Alli 

 

All DVDs/films listed on this web page © 1991-2013
Antero Alli and Vertical Pool Productions
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ABOUT THE FILMMAKER

 


click for I.M.Db profile

"Alli's films are not for the easily distracted. They are challenging and
sometimes cryptic in their dissection of human emotions and societal
interactions. Repeated viewings, however, reveal layers of wisdom 
and wit that may not have been obvious in the initial screening."
Phil Hall -- Encyclopedia of Underground Movies

 

ANTERO ALLI (b. 11/11/1952) is a Finnish born, West Coast-based underground filmmaker writing and directing feature-length art films since 1993. His films have garnered critical praise at filmthreat.com and screen in limited runs on the west coast arthouse circuit. Antero is also an author of numerous books and the founder/director of ParaTheatrical ReSearch (since 1977), an ongoing exploration of group ritual dynamics that often informs and inspires his films. He resides in Berkeley CA.

A Cinema of Otherness
On Subverting Mainstream Values & Standards

VISION STATEMENT and VIDEO/FILMOGRAPHY
"Why I Make Movies" -- list of titles , clips, stills, reviews

 


CONTACTS

 

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