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Once Every Day (2013)

Once Every Day





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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 Archivesmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Special Interest
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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.

Full Review… | February 7, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | February 5, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | February 5, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

Richard Foreman's film plays like a stoic parody of commonly held stereotypes of avant-garde cinema.

Full Review… | February 4, 2013
Slant Magazine

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