Finding Rudolf Steiner (2006) 88 min.   Finding Rudolf Steiner is a visually entrancing journey into the occult philosophy of clairvoyant Rudolf Steiner set against a background of modern moral and social decay. This film has been selected for the 2006 Calgary International Film Festival. The film presents fragments of interviews with leading international experts on Steiner's spiritual vision in counterpoint to archival footage and riveting visuals from the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Detroit. Steiner died in 1925 and was one of the most profound and original thinkers of the twentieth century, known as much for his clairvoyant explorations into the true nature of man as he was for the creation of Waldorf Education and biodynamic farming. In a world increasingly dominated by technology, materialism, and the threat of a growing international police state, the individual is faced with many challenges. Finding Rudolf Steiner probes into the heart of a spiritually bereft world in which materialistic science and traditional religion are at odds, yet neither can come up with a solution to draw man out of his self-created chaos and push him forward. Contrasting rare footage of Eurythmy performances (a type of modern dance created by Steiner) with beautiful sequences from the streets of Detroit and Buenos Aires, and shocking footage from violent video games, this film washes over us in waves of contradictory imagery, allowing the viewer to make his or her own decisions as to where western society is going and how we might look inside ourselves to discover our own spiritual nature and limitless creative forces for personal and social rejuvenation. Currently available in selected book stores across the US and from Amazon. Click here to view a clip. Click here to view entire movie online.  
 
   
Lucifer Gnosis
(2005) 13 min.
  With a drum and bass soundtrack, this film is a visual explosion expressing the human spirit of rebellion and upheaval. Filmed in Brighton, Barcelona, Seville, and Windsor, the film charts the course of a mysterious figure through day and into nightfall and a hallucinatory world of revelry and defiance, calling to mind the works of symbolist poet Arthur Rimbaud. In this sense Lucifer is the force that spurs man into flights of rage and rebellion, casting him into his own ecstatic world of illusion and transcendence. Click here to view!  
   
Love and Vision
(2004)
  Love and Vision (2004) is a collection of three 16 mm student films by David Antonelli (see below) made over a three-year span in the late nineteen eighties. The films were shot in black and white reversal on a Bolex H 16 reflex camera and edited on a Zeiss Moviescope with 4 image tracks and 1 audio track. Inspired equally by nineteen twenties surrealist photography, modern pop music, and medieval alchemy, these films present a poetic vision of love and the inner world against a background of urban anxiety, emotional fragmentation, and spiritual suffocation.
   
Forever
(1990) 5:21 min.
  With Catherine Gusse and a soundtrack by The Cure. If Dreaming could be called a film of hope and beauty, Forever is its dark sister, a bleak canvas of emotional suffocation and nihlism. On the surface it presents a fragmented reconstruction of a drowning in which a man and woman eventually meld into the same person. A stream of flowers floating on the water in the beginning suggests a ray of hope that never comes. The official release of Love and Vision represents a world premiere of this work, which completes the trilogy in this retrospective of David Antonelli's early films. Click here to view!  
   
Dreaming
(1988) 3:48 min.
  With Catherine Gusse and a sound track of medieval Spanish music by the Waverly Consort, this film explores the dynamic between anima and animus, the mystic union of male and female as played out on the inner stage. While La Toyson D'Or is angular in its attack, Dreaming is a seductive hymn of spiritual harmony and inner fire in which flowers transmute into jets of flame and disembodied human forms float by like mythic apparitions. Cited by Cinema Canada as one of the top films at the 1989 Montreal International Student Film Festival, it is as fresh today as it was on its release. Click here to view.  
   
La Toyson D'Or
(1987; reworked in 2004) 8:22 min.
  With music by the Velvet Underground, and appearances by Catherine Gusse and Kevin Lozinski, this film within a film searches for rhythm and equilibrium amidst a dazzling array of still and moving images which threaten to fly apart into total chaos, yet are always drawn back around a common tether. Invisible comets, repressed sexuality, a journey into the shutter of a Nikon camera… La Toyson D'Or (archaic French for "The Golden Fleece") is a visual sojourn into the unconscious world of forbidden desires with stunning cinematography and a bleached, "lo-fi" look that mirrors the white-noise aesthetic of the sound track. Click here to view.  
   
 

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