Alchemy of the Spirit

Directed by Steve Balderson | USA 2022 | 90 min | Italian Premiere| Language: Inglese con sottotitoli in Italiano


The Great American artist Oliver Black (Xander Berkeley) wakes to discover his wife Evelyn (Sarah Clarke) has died in their bed overnight. Brimming with magical realism, we enter a world in which the misconceptions of our belief in a solid reality are revealed. Space and time bend in a way to challenge the audience with what is real, what is illusion, and what is beyond… ALCHEMY OF THE SPIRIT explores the mysteries which transcend our physical universe and open a doorway into a different dimension, where ultimately, in the aftermath of


Steve Balderson

Roger Ebert gave Steve’s film FIRECRACKER, starring Karen Black and Mike Patton, a Special Jury Award on his annual Best Films of the Year list. His first film PEP SQUAD premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and became a 90s cult classic. The U.S. Library of Congress selected his film THE CASSEROLE CLUB, starring Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys, for its permanent collection. Steve ranks #47 on the IMDb’s Top 100 Gay and Lesbian director’s working today.

Film Threat magazine says, “Balderson makes movies that are so gorgeous that it’s not unreasonable to say that, cinematographically at least; he’s the equal of an Argento or Kubrick in their prime. Some people have perfect vocal pitch, Steve has perfect visual composition.”

Steve’s newest art film is Alchemy of the Spirit, a supernatural love story starring Xander Berkeley, Sarah Clarke and Mink Stole.

Mink Stole, Whip Hubley, Alex Coppola, Matthew Delamater,
Jule Selbo,
Sarah Clarke, Elizabeth Spear
Nathanael Lentz, Fahad Alhumaid, Hanuman Brown-Eagle, Matthew Garrett, Jake Jackson
Hanuman Brown-Eagle
Music by:
Heather Turney Schmidt
Jimmy Cohen

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