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Antero Alli: The Book Of Jane Film Tour

Woman in a witch mask and headdress

West Coast paratheatrical filmmaker Antero Alli will be making several stops in the Bay Area with screenings of his latest feature film, The Book of Jane. Screenings will occur in Berkeley, California on Thursday and Friday November 21 and 22; while another screening will take place on December 12 in San Francisco. Specific locations and times are listed below.

Alli describes the film as the “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 hidden histories of the wandering homeless who live in the shadows of those more fortunate.”

A fascinating filmmaking figure, Alli’s works explore metaphysical themes through the familiar daily actions of his characters, a process he developed through the theories of the paratheatrical, a type of performance that seeks to blur the line between performers and audience.

Below, please find the times and locations of the Book of Jane screenings, Alli’s full description of the film and an excerpt from the movie. And, if you can’t make it to the screenings, you can buy The Book of Jane directly from Alli.

November 21
7:30 p.m.
Berkeley Arts Festival
2133 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA

November 22
7:30 p.m.
East Bay Media Center
1939 Addison
Berkeley, CA

December 12
8:00 p.m.
Artists Television Access
992 Valencia (near 21st)
San Francisco, CA

Alice, a Professor of Comparative Religion, is writing a book exalting the ancient values of pre-Hellenic goddess mythologies and Feminine deity worship. One day she meets Jane, an enigmatic older woman who roams the university campus, sleeps under a bridge, and rattles Alice with her disturbing insights. Alice is also a muse to her partner Colette, an 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 hidden histories of the wandering homeless who live in the shadows of those more fortunate.


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