“I CALL FOR A THEATRE IN WHICH THE ACTORS ARE LIKE VICTIMS BURNING AT THE STAKE, SIGNALLING THROUGH THE FLAMES.” – Antonin Artaud
Julian Beck and Judith Malina picked up the torch from Artaud and carried it into the theaters and streets of the world for more than 40 years. Their Living Theatre inspired the off-Broadway movement in the 40’s and 50’s and the radical theatre in the 60’s and 70’s. This tale of social and esthetic breakthrough weaves excerpts from their most controversial productions with on-the-road interviews with Beck and Malina, who define their lifelong commitment to a revolutionary art in which politics and theatre are inseparable.
“The odyssey of the Living Theatre . . . a company that has produced more guts, passion and controversy than any other in our time.” — Jack Kroll, Newsweek
“Beck and Malina are most persuasive, especially when one realizes that they are thinking out loud, continuing their attempts to bring some order out of life’s chaos.” — Vincent Canby,The New York Times
“A must-see for those who appreciate how the avant-garde can extend our perceptions of art.” — Video Times
1.14GB | 1h 36mn | 640×480 | avi
Subtitles: a few hardsubs where needed