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The Book of Jane (2013; 117 min USA) A Film by Antero Alli
Date Friday February 07
Time 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Ave (nr Shattuck) downtown Berkeley
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorAntero Alli
Sylvi Alli will perform several songs before the film begins.
$10. at the door.  Filmmaker in person.

"The concepts raised in “The Book of Jane” are profound and often complex and provide evidence of the artistic and intellectual power that can be generated through underground filmmaking." - Phil Hall, film (5 stars)
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 who rattles her with disturbing insights. Alice is also a muse to her 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 women bound together by fate to advance the values of an ancient culture but at a deep cost no one expected. It's also a story of the buried histories of the nomadic homeless.

Featuring an an SF Bay area cast
LUNA OLCOTT, MARIANNE SHINE, MADELINE H.D. BROWN, MORPHEUS RAVENNA, NATAHN ROSQUIST, SYLVI ALLI, DUNCAN COOK, BRIAN LIVINGSTON. With music by Sylvi Alli, Michelle Bellerose and others. Written, directed, & photographed by Antero Alli.

Watch a 4-minute excerpt

The movie site (pix, credits, clips)

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