a witty, still-timely and extraordinary satire on filmmaking theory and technique that ranks with the liveliest formal experiments of Jean-Luc Godard, John Cassavetes and Andy Warhol.
                         Armond White, The City Sun

a movie that enters our film history so decisively it seems like its always been there.
J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

The structure of this work now hailed as a landmark in black American cinema is a film-within-a-film, but that is only the staring point.
Desmond Ryan, The Philadelphia Inquirer

an unappreciated gem.
avid Sterritt, The Christian Science Monitor

a lost treasure. Pre-dating much of the New American Cinema of the late sixties, TAKE ONE is a rare example of American New Wave filmmaking
The Brooklyn Museums Program Notes 

the film holds up now in terms of relevance better than ever. When its not just plain funny, its brutally hones.  As much as the crew in the film questions the motives and mentality of their director, in real life, we find ourselves questioning the assumptions that inform our actions and reactions in various political scenarios.
Tom Wachunas, The Phoenix

The Dead Sea Scrolls can now be seen by anyone, and so too can SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM: TAKE ONE this 1968 movie will be making more than a few waves in the year to come, as critics and viewers alike discover it.
                    Phil Anderson, Minneapolis City Pages


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