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|The Greater Circulation|
|Date||Thursday November 10|
|Time||8:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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Venue: 21 Grand
Address: 416 25th St., (nr. Broadway)
Vertical Pool and 21 Grand presents
"THE GREATER CIRCULATION" (2005; 93 min.)
a feature film by Antero Alli incorporating
Rainer Maria Rilke's "Requiem For a Friend"
(translated by Stephen Mitchell).
Admission: $8-12. sliding scale. Filmmaker and actors in person. Post-screening Q&A with director. Plus live music by Loop!Station.
Tethered to the netherworld of ghosts, muses, and dreams, a poet transforms his lament over the death of a friend and fellow artist into an epic work of literature. In 1908 Rainer Maria Rilke wrote his "Requiem For a Friend" over two harrowing nights in a Paris hotel room. A century later, an experimental theatre group is staging his text as a performance ritual. Time travels to and fro as impressions and images of the contemporary era begin haunting Rilke's night dreams, subsequently inspiring the creative processes of writing his tribute to Paula Modersohn-Becker, who unexpectedly died soon after giving birth to her first child.
the movie site
"Requiem For a Friend", the entire text