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Splices of genius in 16mm

It began scrawled on dirty napkins at Little Rock's late gastropub The House in 2011. Or maybe the idea came before that, in the late '90s, on the bare arm of 14-year-old JT Tarpley as he watched 8 ½ for the first time in the back room at Vino's, and later as he permanently inked the film's gibberish phrase "Asa Nisi Masa" on his bicep.

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