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Once Every Day (2013)





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Highly visual, complexly edited, and without a conventional narrative 'story', ONCE EVERY DAY nevertheless circles a secret theme as it zeros in on a group of 25 people acting out a series of semi-ritualistic behavior patterns. But their eccentric impulses are aborted in unpredictable ways with each new attempt at action or development. As the film cuts between colored tableaus, bleached-out action sequences, expressionistic black-and-white confrontations, and slow immersion in pure light, we repeatedly hear the voices of the invisible director (Foreman) and his technicians, whispering off-camera instructions and comments to the characters - who are of course 'actors' as well as disturbed and inhibited human beings. The implicit question of the film becomes: could this be life itself - visibly re-making itself as art? --(c) Anthology Archives


Critic Reviews for Once Every Day

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Although primarily set in the nondescript, sparsely furnished rooms of a theater, "Once Every Day" takes you into another world that is consistently energizing, largely pleasurable, occasionally baffling and altogether unexpected.

February 7, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5

Even if its ultimate meaning remains elusive, the film is enthralling.

February 5, 2013 | Full Review…

Experimental-cinema fans weaned on formal deconstruction and celluloid chaos will likely find their minds less than blown.

February 5, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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Richard Foreman's film plays like a stoic parody of commonly held stereotypes of avant-garde cinema.

February 4, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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