Danzhaus presents Hysteria
A new film by Antero Alli
Starring Jakob Bokulich
Featuring Atosa Babaoff
and Anastasia Vega

"Vega and Babaoff are wonderfully paired and offer fully dimensional performances of wit and pathos...Bokulich, who co-wrote the screenplay with Alli, is a sturdy and handsome actor who clearly has camera presence..."

-Phil Hall, Film Threat


You are invited to stay for questions and answers with the director and cast after each screening. Refreshments available throughout the evening.


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Tired of the tube? This film is garanteed to spark your imagination, jar your funny bone, and cook up conversation. Come as you are, and bring a friend.

"An instant classic...five stars"
-Phil Hall, Film Threat


"Hysteria" 8pm., May 30 & June 1
Thursday and Saturday, $8
June 6, 7, & 8, Thursday-Saturday
Tickets at the door or reserved by e-mailing: anteros@speakeasy.net

"Hysteria" is a view into the minds of three young immigrants caught in the tense aftermath of 9/11. Iranian-born Peri (Anastasia Vega) has witnessed the fall of the World Trade Center, and takes refuge from Muslim profiling in the home of her older sister, Marion (Atosa Babaoff), a long-time resident of Oakland, California. Marion can't stop watching the news coverage, and her bratty sister will say and do anything to distract her. Tensions mount when Peri hits on their new neighbor, Ikar, an amateur boxer and pious recluse (Jakob Bokulich). Marion does not trust this Croatian immigrant as much as she envies Peri's carefree confidence, and her attempt to stop them drops her right in the path of Ikar's covert mission. Bokulich's portrayal of a fallen soldier tortured by visions of the Virgin Mary comes to chilling realization in the heart of a miraculous, yet not entirely immaculate, intervention. Not rated.

-John Zane


Click on this picture for Phil Hall's review in Film Threat

"Hysteria" is a profound and frequently disturbing work of intelligence which solidifies Antero Alli's place amoung the most talented contemporary filmmakers. The superior level of artistry and honesty achieved in "Hysteria" is so rare to find that this film can easily be classified as an instant classic"

-Phil Hall, Film Threat


During the past decade, Finnish born/Berkeley-based filmmaker Antero Alli has created an astonishing selection of features, shorts, and documentaries which dessect the human condition with surgical precision.
Tickets will be available 30 minutes before every screening at the lobby desk. You may reserve a seat by clicking on Contact Us. Please include the day you wish to attend, and the number of tickets. Cash is apreciated, we cannot as yet take plastic. Click on Directions and Map page for help getting here. Thank You!