Mesmerizing: An excerpt from Antero Alli’s experimental film ‘The Greater Circulation’

Here’s a profoundly haunting and mesmerizing excerpt from The Greater Circulation, the 2005 film directed by legendary underground filmmaker Antero Alli — who is also, of course, the author of Angel Tech: A Modern Shaman’s Guide to Reality Selection, which presents a thoroughly heady exploration of Timothy Leary’s and Robert Anton Wilson’s eight-circuit model of consciousness.

Film description: “Parallel timelines collide when a small theatre troupe in present day Berkeley prepares to stage Rilke’s lyrical lament ‘Requiem For a Friend’, while simultaneously the poet is writing his ‘Requiem’ a hundred years earlier in a Paris hotel room. Past and future intersect when images of the staged performance infiltrate the fevered dreams of the transported poet.”

About Matt Cardin

Teeming Brain founder and editor Matt Cardin is the author of DARK AWAKENINGS, DIVINATIONS OF THE DEEP, A COURSE IN DEMONIC CREATIVITY: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO THE INNER GENIUS, and the forthcoming TO ROUSE LEVIATHAN. He is also the editor of BORN TO FEAR: INTERVIEWS WITH THOMAS LIGOTTI and the academic encyclopedias MUMMIES AROUND THE WORLD and GHOSTS, SPIRITS, AND PSYCHICS: THE PARANORMAL FROM ALCHEMY TO ZOMBIES.

Posted on April 27, 2012, in Arts & Entertainment, Religion & Philosophy and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. definitely haunting Matt.
    where can we watch the entire film? is it on Amazon or would I need to order the dvd?

  2. I can’t find anyplace where the film is available to watch in streaming form. I haven’t seen it myself, although I’ve read as much as I can find, and have found this clip to be deeply captivating. Looks like ordering the DVD is necessary!

  3. thanks Matt. I even checked Netflix. LOL
    ok, i was desperate!
    will look for the dvd. This looks like an amazing film, thanks for recommending it.

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