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Flamingos, a film by Antero Alli (2012; 90 min USA)
Date Friday October 24
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
A.T.A., 992 Valencia (nr 21st St) S.F.
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorAntero Alli
$7.-$10 sliding scale. Filmmaker in person.

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FLAMINGOS (2012; 90 min. USA)
Twin sisters Beatrice and Zoe are in love with Ray, a hypnotist-bank robber obsessed by apocalyptic visions. Though Beatrice and Ray are married, Ray runs off with the more free-spirited Zoe and they abscond to a seedy motel to plot their future together. Meanwhile, Beatrice files for divorce and two metaphysical entities from a dream-like Bardo realm take interest in their fates in this heady cocktail chaser of amour fou, crime, and premonitory dreams.

The movie site (pix, credits, reviews)

Antero Alli, filmography

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)

Mr. Finkelstein's review in its entirely

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, director
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Sep 30th, 2014 10:32 AM
by Antero Alli Tuesday Sep 30th, 2014 10:32 AM
Joe Estlack and Madeline HD Brown as Ray and Zoe in "Flamingos", a film by Antero Alli

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