- Tom Palazzolo |
- 1988 |
- 75 minutes |
- COLOR/B&W |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
ADDED LESSONS, the sequel to Palazzolo's 1982 semi-autobiographical film, CALIGARI'S CURE, continues his self-expressionistic exploration of the psyche of his alter-ego, Francis, now a young man adrift in a hallucinatory dreamscape of painted sets. Structured as a deconstruction of the early surrealistic films of the 1920s, the film shows Francis's struggle to satisfy the contradictory demands of mother, society and his own fantasy life. The film features Chicago performance artists Carmella Rago, Jim Grigsby, Lynn Book, Liam Hayes, Jack Heilbig and many others.
"There is some wry humor in ADDED LESSONS about the place of art in urban society. There is also an interesting examination of the quest for a spiritual marriage in a blatantly carnal world. ... Bernie Beckman's inventive sets set the proper mood." - Chicago Sun-Times
"Palazzolo assaults the barriers of preoccupation, complacency, common sense and good taste." - Chicago Magazine
Note: ADDED LESSONS may be rented with CALIGARI'S CURE for the special price of $200.
This title is available for sale on DVD with CALIGARI'S CURE from Canyon Cinema. See Caligari's Cure and Added Lessons for more details.