The film examines the re-emergence of archaic techniques of ecstacy in the modern world by weaving a synthesis of ecological and evolutionary awareness,electronic dance culture, and the current pharmacological re-evaluation of entheogenic compounds. Within a narrative framework that imagines consciousness itself to be evolving, Entheogen documents the emergence of techno-shamanism in the post-modern world that frames the following questions: How can a renewal of ancient initiatory rites of passage alleviate our ecological crisis? What do trance dancing and festivals celebrating unbridled artistic expression speak to in our collective psyche? How do we re-invent ourselves in a disenchanted world from which God has long ago withdrawn? Entheogen invites the viewer to consider that the answers to these questions lie within the consciousness of each and every human being, and are accessible if only we give ourselves permission to awaken to the divine within.
TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN
Dir. by Tom Huckabee & Kent Smith
USA/UK. 1983. 83 min. Video transfer.
Written by Paul Cullum, Kent Smith, Tom Huckabee & William S. Burroughs
Based on "BLADE RUNNER: A MOVIE" by William S. Burroughs
DIRECTOR TOM HUCKABEE IN ATTENDANCE • ONLY THE SECOND SCREENING IN 30 YEARS • THE SOLE PRODUCED FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY BY WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS