"HYSTERIA" forces its characters (and in
to weigh in on emotional issues that haunted America after 9/11:
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. Hysteria a profound and frequently
disturbing work of intelligence." - Phil Hall, filmthreat.com (five stars)
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FUNDRAISER -- SCREENING
TUESDAY SEPT. 11, 7pm, $10. admission
Clinton Street Theatre - 2522 SE Clinton St., PDX
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Proceeds to benefit the production of "Escape from Chapel Perilous"
written and directed by Antero Alli & premiering Nov 29-Dec 2 in PDX
Bird&Wolf will perform a short set of songs before the film screens.
Filmmaker to host a Q&A after the movie.
VALERIE BURNS as "Virgin 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 hallucinogenic datura.
He experiences what he believes to be a visitation from the Virgin Mary who
gives him a mission to fulfill in post-9/11 America. Ikar migrates to Oakland
California where his neighbors, two Persian sisters (ANASTASIA VEGA and
ATOSA BABAOFF), become increasingly curious about his secret life.
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The Persian Sisters (left) ATOSA BABAOFF and ANASTASIA VEGA (right)
Though HYSTERIA was made 16 years ago, the political mayhem of
today's world is a direct result of what happened on September 11th, 2001.
This film was made in the shockwaves following 9/11 as an attempt to find
another way of seeing the catastrophe beyond the mainstream media,
the racial profiling and the fear-mongering politics of panic.
- Antero Alli, director
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.
TRAILERS, CAST & CREW, BEHIND THE SCENES
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THE "HYSTERIA" CAST AND CREW
"HYSTERIA" SCREENING HISTORY
PRESS REVIEWS and MEDIA STORIES
JAKOB BOKULICH, ANASTASIA VEGA, ATOSA BABAOFF
"Much of the force in Hysteria comes from the performance of Jakob Bokulich,
a sturdy, handsome actor who adeptly underplays the religious mania that
fuels Ikar's life laying the stage for an underlying menace which becomes
all the more terrifying as the plot unfolds. As the sisters, Anastasia Vega
and Atosa Babaoff are wonderfully paired and offer fully dimensional
performances of wit and pathos." - Phil Hall, filmthreat.com (five stars)
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ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Antero Alli 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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