Time: October 18, 2013 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Location: The Dream Institute of Northern California
Street: University Ave.
Website or Map: http://www.dream-institute.org
Event Type: film, &, discussion
Organized By: Dream Institute of Northern CA
Latest Activity: Oct 2, 2013
Antero Alli, Filmmaker
Friday, October 18, 7:30pm, $10 at the door
Filmmaker will be at the event
When asked what my film Flamingos is about I say it's all about love --how we rush towards it, flee far away from it and how sometimes, when we stop rushing and fleeing, we find it within ourselves. And for those who cannot stop rushing or fleeing, love swoons and crashes through torrents of terrible longing. —Antero Alli
A premonitory dream is the psychic focus of this outlaw romance noir film where twin sisters Beatrice and Zoe are both in love with Ray, a hypnotist-bank robber driven by apocalyptic visions. Though Beatrice and Ray are married, Ray runs off with free-spirited Zoe and they hide out in a motel to plot their future together. As Beatrice files for divorce, two enigmatic entities in a dream-like Bardo realm take interest in their fates in this heady cocktail chaser of crime, metaphysics, and amour fou.
(2012; 90 min., USA)
The beautifully filmed sequences with the two spirit characters seem on the surface extraneous, but they are actually crucial to the film, as they represent forces which drive the two main characters. The female spirit seems like Ray’s inner female, with her rebellious search for freedom, while the male spirit seems to represent Zoe’s desire to provide order, meaning, and guidance to others.
—David Finkelstein (4 stars) filmthreat.com
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The movie site (pix, credits, reviews)
Antero Alli, filmography