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NY Emmy® Nomination Announcement

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One

MEET THE FILMMAKER: William Greaves
On Monday March 10, 2008 ~ 6:00 - 8:00 PM
At the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
I375 Broadway (37th Street), Suite #2103
Reception 6:00 - 6:30 PM, Program 6:30 - 8:00 PM

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED DUE TO BUILDING SECURITY. ALL NAMES MUST BE ON GUEST LIST.
PLEASE RSVP VIA EMAIL
info@nyemmys.org or call 212-459-3630 ext. 204.


Produced & Moderated by Sumner Jules Glimcher
 
With Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One, filmmaker William Greaves abandons the moorings of conventional cinema to explore the fine line that separates fact from fiction. When Greaves goes so far as to abdicate his role as director, a beleaguered crew is left to try to figure out what the film is about, actors struggle with admittedly over-the-top dialogue, while Central Park inhabitants wander into the frame to become a part of the filmmaking process. Symbio defies easy description but is considered to be one of the most focused and insightful movies ever made about making movies. Shot in Central Park in 1968, Symbio was “discovered” in 1991 and is now a favorite among cinema buffs. It was released theatrically in 2005 and is available on DVD along with its 2005 sequel, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take 2 ½, in a special 2-disc edition from Criterion.
“[Symbio] remains as risk-taking as ever, challenging assumptions about cinema, storytelling and the gossamer boundaries between fiction and fact.”
John Anderson, Newsday, October 26, 2005

“A blast from the past that’s as fresh as tomorrow.”
Nathan Lee, The New York Sun, October 26, 2005

“… a movie that enters our film history so decisively it seems like it’s always been there.”
J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

“ a witty, still-timely, and extraordinary satire on filmmaking theory and technique that ranks with the liveliest of formal experiments of Jean-Luc Goddard , John Cassavetes and Andy Warhol.”
Armond White, The City Sun

“Fascinating, highly entertaining and, at moments, revelatory.”
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times, October 26, 2005

“Greaves’s place in history is unarguable, whether it’s then, now, in the future, or all of the above.”
Atkinson, The Village Voice, Oct 26-Nov 1, 2005
Speaker William Greaves
William Greaves has been making films in New York for over 40 years. His body of work includes such classics as From These Roots, Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice and Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey. Greaves has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including an Emmy for ...

William Greaves has been making films in New York for over 40 years. His body of work includes such classics as From These Roots, Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice and Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey. Greaves has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including an Emmy for his work as executive producer of the pioneering public television series, Black Journal. He is currently producing a feature length documentary for public television that will explore the contributions that Black artists, from the Harlem Renaissance to the present, have made to American culture.

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When?

Mon, March 10, 2008
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Eastern

Where?

NY NATAS
1375 Broadway (between 37th and 38th Streets), Suite 2103 (21st Fl.)
New York, NY 10018