You have to be in the right mood to enjoy this. Some of it is awful. The whole “generic greeting” dialogue thing is terribly dated, and some of it is just too chaotic and random, which might work if it was at least funny. On the other hand, some it was very funny, and by the end the whole thing got me in a feeling of enjoyment. Not all of the experiment paid off, but enough did for it to be worth it.
When I young, I was occupied by the surreal and Dada movement of years gone by. Maya Deren was something else. “Schizopolis” is one of those movies that you put away then take it out again – You need several sessions to properly analyze it; I think Luis Buñuel and Chris Marker would’ve been satisfied. There is an audio commentary that I haven’t heard yet; I’m waiting for that special moment, Ha, Ha!
I found it really unintelligent, boring and dull... For the first 20 or so minutes I was relatively entertained. But after that, none of it was surprising. Worst of all it was genuinely unoriginal. Not the individual scenes, but the idea as a whole has been done to death. One star.