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|"The Greater Circulation"|
|Date||Thursday September 04|
|Time||8:30 PM - 10:30 PM|
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|Finnish Kaleva Hall, 1970 Chestnut Street (near University Ave) Berkeley 94702|
Filmmaker in person. $10. suggested donation at the door.
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"Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Requiem for a Friend” is the foundation for this marvelous production of mature emotion and deep wisdom; few films have been able to explore the issues surrounding death with such grace and intelligence." Phil Hall, filmthreat.com (5 stars)
Mr. Hall's review in its entirety
THE GREATER CIRCULATION site
1908, Paris. Over three fever-dream nights in the Hotel Biron, poet Rainer Maria Rilke encounters the ghost of his good friend, artist Paula Modersohn-Becker, who died shortly after giving birth to her first child. In response to this haunting, Rilke writes his epic prose lament, "Requiem for a Friend", as a tribute to Paula. One hundred years later, three women - a painter, an actress and a dancer - and a theatre director prepare to stage Rilke's "Requiem" in Berkeley California as an avant garde production. The director's real life becomes mysteriously entangled in the metaphors of Rilke's prose when a young Rilke-obsessed drama critic insists on covering their upcoming performance.
Lloyd Bricken as "Rilke"