VERTICAL POOL PRESENTS

(2002; 83:00)

"HYSTERIA" is a profound and frequently disturbing work of intelligence
that forces viewers to weigh in on emotional issues that haunted America
as a result of the tragic events of 9/11: the damage created by religious
dogma, the terror in dealing with inner fears, and the inability to justify
a societal mind frame built on a foundation of selfish behavior."
Phil Hall, filmthreat.com (five stars)
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VALERIE BURNS as "Mary Datura" and JAKOB BOKULICH as "Ikar"

 

During the Serb-Croatian war, Ikar, a young soldier and devout Catholic
(JAKOB BOKULICH) unwittingly drinks tea made from the hallucinogenic
datura flower. Ikar experiences what he believes is a visitation from the
Virgin Mary who gives him a holy mission to fulfill in post-9/11 America.
He travels to Oakland California and starts training as a boxer. Next door,
two Persian sisters (ANASTASIA VEGA and ATOSA BABAOFF) become
a little too curious about their new neighbor and his secretive ways.

 


(left) ATOSA BABAOFF and ANASTASIA VEGA; (right) the fire spinners

Music by Mark Growden, Lumin, Sylvi Alli.
Screenplay by Jakob Bokulich and Antero Alli.
Shot, directed, and edited by Antero Alli.
Produced by
Vertical Pool Productions.

 

 


CAST & CREW and BEHIND THE SCENES


 


 

THE "HYSTERIA" CAST AND CREW

BEHIND-THE-SCENES STORIES

"HYSTERIA" SCREENING HISTORY

 

 


PRESS REVIEWS and MEDIA STORIES

 


JAKOB BOKULICH, ATOSA BABAOFF, ANASTASIA VEGA

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ABOUT THE FILMMAKER

 


Antero Alli (b. 11/11/1952) is a West coast-based underground
filmmaker whose feature-length art films screen in rare,
limited runs on the west coast arthouse circuit.

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"MARY DATURA"
by Sylvi Alli (from HYSTERIA)

 

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